|320. Elnathan Allen was
born on Nov 18 1728 in Shrewsbury, MA.(28)
He died on Oct 2 1805 in Shrewsbury, MA.(42)
He died on the same farm he was born on
"Elnathan was born Nov. 18, 1728 , in Shrewsbury, Mass., on the farm which his descendents still continue to till.; And there he died Oct. 2, 1805, ae. (aged) nearly 77. He married, May 31, 1753, Thankful, born Oct 12 1736 , daughter of Joseph Hastings (of Waltham, Mass.), who was a grandson of Thomas Hastings (1605-1685), who settled in Watertown, Mass., in 1634. Thankful survived her husband a year and a half, dying March 19th, 1807, ae. (aged) 70.
"Children of Elnathan and Thankful, all born in shrewsbury:
Luther (b. 1770 died 1771)
"Elnathan Allen, son of Israel and Elizabeth (wheelock) Allen, was born Nov. 18, 1728 , in Shrewsbury, Mass., on the farm which his descendents continue to till, and there he died on October 2, 1805, aged nearly 77. He married, May 31, 1753, Thankful, born Oct 12 1736, daughter of Joseph Hastings of Waltham, Ma., who was a grandson of Thomas Hastings (1605-1685) who settled in Watertown, Ma., in 1634."
Thankful Hastings(43) was born
on Oct 12 1736 in Waltham, MA.(28) She
died on Mar 19 1807.(44)
All of this information describes the possible Brown(e) family connection of Thankful Hastings. In Bond's Watertown, Bond at one point gives the date of Lydia's Death as BEFORE Thankful's birth, though in another section, he indicates that Thankful was the daughter of Lydia. If Lydia Brown is not the mother of Thankful (which would be sad given the interesting history of the Brown(e)'s) these notes have no real bearing on the Potter/Allen Genealogy.
On the other hand if, as Hudson indicates in his History of Lexington, Lydia died in 1768, Thankful comes from this colorful clan of pioneers.
This section is shamelessly stolen from:
Steve Lawson Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown
Capt. Abraham and Mary (Hyde)Brown
Abraham BROWN - b. Aug. 26, 1671, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 27, 1729, Watertown, MA; bur. at Watertown Burying Ground, west of Watertown, MA. Son of Jonathan BROWNE and Mary SHATTUCK. Inherited family home at Watertown, to which he made 'new' additions to the older portion that his son Samuel occupied. Photos have been taken of the home, the neighboring Abraham Brown School, and the gravesites of Abraham, Lydia, and a number of their descendants. Held numerous town positions, including that of Town Treasurer, Assessor, Selectman, Town Clerk, and Captain of Militia. He was licensed as an innkeeper in 1709, and continued as such for 4 years. Appointed guardian in 1708 of the 17
year old Ephraim WILLIAMS, later Col. and father of the founder of Williams College.
Mary HYDE - b. Jun. 21, 1673, Newton, MA; d. Nov. 29, 1723, Watertown, MA; bur. at Watertown Burying Ground [photo], west of Watertown, MA. Daughter of Job HYDE and
Children of Abraham and Mary Brown
4. Lydia - b. Dec. 30, 1697, Watertown, MA; d. Feb. 5, 1768, Lexington, MA. Married Oct. 2, 1716 Joseph HASTINGS. Bond's Watertown identifies Joseph as the son (b. Jan. 3,
1684/5, Watertown, MA) of Joseph HASTINGS and Martha SHEPARD, and gives Lydia's death as before Dec. 15, 1730 under the BROWN family, but gives births of her children to 1742 under the HASTINGS family. Bond gives the children of Lydia and Joseph as: Elizabeth; Lydia married Lt. Zechariah SMITH; Grace married Phineas WARREN; Joseph
married Hannah HASTINGS; Eliphalet; Lucy married Moses WINSHIP; Josiah married Lydia BALL; Jonas married Mary BENJAMIN; Susannah married John CUTLER; Elizabeth
married Jonathan CUTLER; Thankful married Elnathan ALLEN; Isaac died in infancy; and Lois married Elisha HOBBS. Hudson's History of Lexington identifies Joseph as the son
(bap. Jul. 10, 1698, Lexington, MA) of John HASTINGS and Abigail HAMMOND, gives Lydia's death as noted above, and says they had seven children. Hudson says Joseph
married second Jan. 16, 1769 Mrs. Sarah STEARNS (d. Mar. 23, 1783). Clarification is being sought.
160 i. Rev. Arunah Allen.
ii. Rev. Wilkes Allen.
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