Sunday, February 24, 2013

Clark Allen & Martha Thompson (5G Grandparents)

 Allendale in Jefferson County NY was named after him.  He was in the war of 1812. He was a direct descendent of Col. Ethan Allen of Revolutionary War fame. 

Brigadier General Clark Allen (Fourth Brigade of Infantry, Jefferson County, NY)

Birth Date: 27 Feb 1769
Death Date: 1851
His headstone:
Her headstone:
Adams Rural Cemetery
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Clark Allen's Pedigree:

Name Meaning for "Allen"

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.
Their daughter married Dimick Huntington :

Here is the biography I have for Dimick. Though I don't see evidence of a third wife, I do see a reference to a squaw. See below:

DIMICK BAKER HUNTINGTON, born May 26, 1808, in Watertown, N. Y.; married in 1830, in Watertown, N. Y., Fanny Maria, daughter of Gen. Clark Allen, (descendant of Ethan Allen) and Martha (Thompson) Allen. She was born October 26, 1810, in Loraine, N. Y., and died December 14, 1894, in Pleasant Green, Utah. She accompanied her husband in the famous Mormon Battalion march through the deserts, enduring all the hardships of a soldier's life. She was for four months without tasting bread, before her daughter Betsy Presendia was born, living on roots. When the girl was born at Pueblo, on Mexican Territory, she had no mid-wife or doctor, so an Indian squaw attended her. He married a second wife, about 1853, in Salt Lake City, Ellen Sophia Jacobson. She was born in Norway, about 1826, and died in Parowan, Utah, about 1900.

He was Indian interpreter for the U. S. Government up to the time of his death, which occurred February 1, 1879, in Salt Lake City. He was a private in Co. D of the Mormon Battalion, and as such took part in the Mexican War in 1846. He enlisted July 16, 1846, and was discharged July 16, 1847. He was a member of the Salt Lake City Council in the early days. He was High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was instrumental in helping to settle and colonize the whole region south of Salt Lake City, down to St. George on the South border of the Territory. He acted as interpreter for the Indians, as a soldier of the Mormon Battalion, and he helped to secure
California, Nevada, and Utah, for the U. S. He published three books for the benefit of the Snakes and Utes, (Indians.)

See page 209, Vol. IV., History of Utah, by Orson F. Whitney; also History of the Mormon Battalion, by Daniel Tyler.


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