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Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in and of the State of Connecticut (Classic Reprint)
Isaac A lmarin, Jr., A rchitect, Hartford, was born in Enfield street, Enfield, Connecticut, May 22, 1859, soil of Isaac A lmarin and Harriet Jane (C arrier) A llen. He is an only son; of his four sisters, but one is now living Elizabeth Ingraham (A llen) Burns, wife of Louis Burns of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The other three sisters died while young....
Isaac A lmarin, Jr., A rchitect, Hartford, was born in Enfield street, Enfield, Connecticut, May 22, 1859, soil of Isaac A lmarin and Harriet Jane (C arrier) A llen. He is an only son; of his four sisters, but one is now living Elizabeth Ingraham (A llen) Burns, wife of Louis Burns of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The other three sisters died while young. His father is a well-to-do farmer of Enfield, and his grandfather, Chauncey A llen, was an extensive farmer and dealer in leaf tobacco, who died at the age of eighty-nine, leaving a large property. Isaac A llen, brother of Chauncey, moved from Enfield to Clarkson, Monroe county, New York, and became an extensive farmer there. At the age of eighteen he was a Colonel in the War of 1812. The genealogy of the family is traced back many generations in the Allen genealogy, which has been published. On his mothers side he is descended from John Hancock, the signer of the Declaration of I ndependence. Her father was Omri Gates Carrier, son of Omri and Rebekah (P arsons) Carrier. Rebekah Parsons was the daughter of Major Joseph Parsons and A nne (H ancock) Parsons. A nne Hancock, great-greatgrandmother of the subject of this sketch, was a sister of the three brothers Hancocks, who came from England bringing a bushel of silver dollars. With a half bushel of these dollars, one of these brothers bought from the Indians what is now the township of Wethersfield, Connecticut, but owing to some flaw in the title, it was afterwards taken from him by the English. His great-great-grandfather. Major Joseph Parsons, was Major of the State Militia and a pensioner from the Revolutionary War. His son Luther Parsons was a Lieutenant of the War of 1812, and Captain of the Port of New London. His mothers mother, Harriet A. (P otter) Carrier, wife of Omri Gates Carrier, was a descendant of Captain Ephraim Pease, who entertained General W(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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