Allen, I. N., was born in Clinton county, N. Y., June 19, 1822, a son of Abel and Mary (Weaver) Allen. Abel Allen was born in Plattsburg and his father was one of the very first settlers in Plattsburg, where he came in an early day and bought 500 acres of land. Mr. Allen died in 1839 and his widow in 1865. They had seven children, all dead save I. N. Allen. Mr. I. N. Allen was married to Lucy A. Pardy, November 1, 1848, and they have two children, Hattie Lawton, who resides in New York and is an inventor; and Frank W. Allen, who resides in Rochester, where he is a manufacturer of baking powder, perfumes and essences. Mr. Allen was engaged in farming in Clinton county and when he removed to Niagara county he engaged in merchandise as well as farming; he has a large pear and quince orchard. His barn was destroyed in 1878 by the only cyclone known in the history of Niagara county. His horse, which was in the barn, was left standing amid a heap of broken and splintered portions of the barn, and was not injured in the least.
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