|b. 5 March 1874||Lisbon Conn||[LAM]|
|d. 1938||Norwichtown Conn|
|m. 15 October 1897|
|b. 6 April 1843||Ireland||[LAM]|
|d. 26 July 1899||Conn||[FBR]|
|m. 27 August 1866||Plainfield Conn||[FBR]|
 Isabella Poole
|d. 12 April 1921||Plainfield Conn||[FBR]|
The 1870 Census lists also a John Allen, 40, who worked in the wollen mill. Wife Catherine, 34 (both born in Ireland); Julia, 15, born in Conn and worked in the cotton mill; Mary, 14, born in NY and worked in the cotton mill; ?, 11, and John, both born in RI. George, 26, works in the wollen mill; Isabella, 29; Mary Ann 3; and George Jr, 2 months.
In the 1880 Census, GWA is listed as a woolen weaver, unemployed for the previous 12 months. 5 children are listen as living at home (Sarah J., 6, born in Conn). Place of birth for GWA and his parents, IPA and her parents: Ireland.
[CWM] Allens came over about 1855-60; Pools came over about 1857 - when IPA was 14 years old. [Note: this conflicts with the cemetery inscriptions - IP 1838 - 1921 - at the cemetery on the Hanover-Versailles road.]
[CWM] Grandfather Allen's father must have been a name of considerable importance in Belfast for when there were severe riots, like those now taking place, the Catholic rioters severely beat him, but since he was a man of importance, the Catholic priest rounded up those who took part in the beating and made them do penance by climbing the steps of the Catholic Church on their knees and praying for forgiveness all the time. Grandmother described this to us. As I recall, it was of riots and beatings and the resulting bad times that caused both families to decide to come to America.
[Donald Allen] ``This is to certify that Sister Issabella Poole has been an acceptable member of M. E. Church .. Plainfield Conn., N. London Dist Prov Con. S. A. Winsor, Preach. in Charge, Plainfield Conn, Apr 19th 1864''
[DA] Children: Mary Anna b. 19 October 1867 m. Edward Preston; George James b. 10 March 1869 d. 14 December 1871 (H-V Rd Cemetery); John Alexander b. 22 September 1872 m. Mary Goslin; Sarah Jane (Sadie) b. 5 March 1874 m. William Mell (b 1872); Agnes Barry b. 16 February 1876; George W. b. 18 March 1878 d. 1947 (Hannover-Versailles Rd Cemetery) m. Harriet Hull (b 1881) d. 1957 (H-V Rd Cemetery); James T. b. 27 November 1880 d. 26 March 1882 (H-V Rd Cemetery).
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