TWELFTH GENERATION
Married about 1658


2560. Daniel Allen was born before 1641 in Charlestown, MA.(93) before 1641 because he was known to be the second child of Walter and Rebecca and their fourth child was born in 1641. He died in 1705 in Sudbury, MA. (28) There seems to be confusion about the death date.

From Bent (p. 31):

   "Daniel Allen lived in various places. His first two children were born in Charlestown. Thence he went to Watertown, and from there to Lancaster in 1661 or 1662, but returned in a few years (1670 to 1674) to Watertown. His last years were passed in sudbury, probably with his son Elnathan, and in Sudbury he died early in 1705, presumably, for his son Elnathan settled his estate in April 1705. Savage must be in error when he says he died March 7, 1694 . There was a Dr. Daniel Allen of Boston who died May 7, 1694 and they were evidently confused. Bond says 1706, but that was a slip of the pen most likely.
    "Daniel Allen married, about 1658, Mary, daughter of Rev. John Sherman (1613-1685), third minister of Watertown. It has been stated that Daniel was married again, about 1664, to Mary, daughter of Thomas Wilder of Lancaster, but this is evidently an error, for his wife Mary receives a bequest in 1685, from the estate of her father, Rev. John Sherman.

"Children of Daniel and Mary...:
Daniel
Rebecca (died at age 10 days)
Mary
Samuel
Elnathan
Thomas
Abigail
Ebenezer
Rebecca
Elizabeth
Lydia"

From Swett-Allen:

   "Daniel Allen, son of Walter and Rebecca Allen, lived in various places. His first two children were born in Charlestown. Thence he went to Watertown, and from there to Lancaster in 1661 or 1662, but returned in a few years (1670 to 1674) to Watertown. His last years were passed in sudbury, probably with his son Elnathan, and in Sudbury he died early in 1705, presumably, for his son Elnathan settled his estate in April 1705. Daniel Allen married, about 1658, Mary, daughter of Thomas Wilder of Lancaster"


The Sherman Wilder Debate needs to be cleared up, because Otherwise the actual parentage of Elnathan is unknown.

2561. Mary Sherman or Wilder (94). There is serious contention over which Mary was Elnathans Mom.


1.Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough, Founder of Stonington, Ct., Anna Chesebrough Wildey, (New York: Press of T. A. Wright 1903), page 527
2. Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settles of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692, A, James Savage, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1965,1969,1977,1981,1986, 1990), Vol 1, page 29

 Children were:

Daniel
Rebecca (died at age 10 days)
Mary
Samuel
Elnathan
Thomas
Abigail - Many list her as Mary Sherman's Daughter
Ebenezer
Rebecca
Elizabeth
Lydia"
child1280 i.  Elnathan Allen.  1667 Lancaster

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