Allen, Sylvester

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Sylvester Allen was b. January 7, 1818. He was the son of John Allen (B. 1783) (b.9/24/1783,d. 4/2/1868) and Anna Eva Weidman (b. 6/8/1786, d. between 7/7/1821 - 1825) Sylvester's parents were married in 1806.


Sylvester is listed as a carpenter and joiner, bee raiser and farmer, as well as Overseer of the Poor in 1875.

Marriage & Children

He married Sarah A. Bunzey, dau. of William Bunzey (b.@ 1788) and Amelia Brandt (b. @ 1794, d. 10/30/1870 in Knox). Sarah was b. 8/6/1816 and d. 9/29/1891 in Knox.


  • Mary Ann Allen (b. 1/1840, d.8/16/1913)
  • Julia Allen (b. @1844, d. before 1906)
  • Almira E. Allen (b. 9/25/1846, m. Jacob Van Benscoten)
  • Catherine Allen (b. 1848, m. Elam Williams, d.5/17/1927) Catherine's daughter Emma Williams married Homer Frink of Altamont
  • Mary C. Allen (b.3/30/1849, d. 10/3/1853)
  • Augusta Olivia Allen (b.8/5/1851, m. Seymour Armstrong 12/25/1877, d. 2/5/1937 in Albany)
  • Celinda Allen (b. 3/9/1853, d.4/5/1854 in Knox)
  • Martha O. Allen (b. @1857)
  • William Allen (b. 8/22/1860; m. Edith Ostrander, d. 12/17/1917)


Sylvester died September 20, 1898, in Albany, N.Y.. He was buried in Knox Cemetery in Knox.

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