EIGHTH GENERATION
Married December 16th 1788


160. Rev. Arunah Allen was born on Aug 18 1767 in Shrewsbury, MA.(28) He died on Dec 14 1853 in Stockbridge, VT. (28) He was a Baptist Minister (28) and served Troy Baptist Church between 1810-1817.

From Bent:
"In February 1799, he moved from Shrewsbury to Fitzwilliam, NH, where he built a house at the end of a road in a remote corner of the town. Three sides were surrounded by woods, but on the other side was a small farm which he cultivated. He taught school several winters, and was selectman three years from 1803-1805 inclusive, being chairman of the board the latter year. In 1807 or 1808, he began to preach and in 1810 or 1811 was ordained as Elder of the Baptist Church. Early in the War of 1812 he was a delegate to a County Convention, called to devise proper measures to be pursued. He continued to preach in Fitzwilliam until 1823 when he removed to Stockbridge, Vt., where and in the neighboring towns he preached as his health would allow until he was 80. He came back and preached in Fitzwilliam awhile too.

"He married, Dec. 16, 1788, Molly, born in Wilbraham, Mass., March 26, 1768, daughter of James and Lavinah (Johnson) Richardson, who settled in Woburn in 1640. Molly (or Mary) died at Stockbridge of consumption June 24, 1830, ae (aged) 62.

"Children of Arunah Allen and Molly:
John Jarvis
Rhoda
Jubal Eldridge
Lavinah Johnson
Polly Richardson
Arunah"
(28)

161. Molly Richardson was born on Mar 26 1768 in Wilbraham, MA.(28) She died on Jun 24 1830 in Stockbridge, VT. (28) of consumption Children were:

child80 i.  Arunah Allen Jr.

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