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Chester G. Allen

by Pastor Clinton Macomber

Chester G. Allen was born on February 15, 1838 in Westford, New York.

On June 1, 1850, Chester G. was 12 years old and living with his family in Westford, New York. His father, Daniel N. Allen, was a farmer and 42 years old. His mother's name was Adelia. Chester was the oldest son, followed by George E. It was 10 years old. Then there was Sarah A., who is seven years old, and Daniel N. Junior, who was five years old. These were all in attendance at school. Then there was a little baby boy that was three months old whose name was Whiting.

On June 1, 1860, Chester G. was 22 years old and boarding with a family while working as a music teacher in Cooperstown, New York. Boarding in the same house was his brother, 20 year old George, who was working as a school teacher.

On April 24, 1862, 24 year old Chester was married to 23 year old Cornelia E. Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York. Cornelia had been born on February 1, 1839 in Cooperstown, New York. They went on to have four children.

On October 18, 1878, Chester died in Cooperstown, New York.

On June 1, 1900, Mrs. Chester G. Allen was 61 years old and living in apartment house on 568 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan, New York. She was widowed, and working as a music teacher. She had been married for 20 years and given birth to four children that were all living. With her was two sisters: Caroline Doubleday (72 and single), and Mary Doubleday (57 and single).

On April 15, 1910, Mrs. Chester G. Allen was 71 years old and living in a rental apartment at 28 West 46th Street, Manhattan, New York. Her four children had died. She was widowed and working as a music teacher, teaching piano and organ. Her 81 year old sister, Caroline was living with her.

Cornelia died in 1917.

Some of the hymns he composed were:

 
  • “Praise Him, Praise Him,” music
 

Sources

One World Tree on www.ancestry.com for wedding information.

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. Place: Westford, Otsego, New York; Roll: M432_579; Page: 199; Image: 401.

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. Census Place: Cooperstown, Otsego, New York; Roll: M653_841; Page: 0; Image: 693

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: T623_1103 Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 484.

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York; Roll: T624_1023; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 594; Image: 866.

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