Person:Ethan Allen (3)

  1. Gen. Ethan Allen1738 - 1789
  2. Heman Allen1740 - 1778
  3. Lydia Allen1742 -
  4. Heber Allen1743 - 1782
  5. Levi Allen1745 -
  6. Lucy Allen1747 - 1775
  7. Col Ira Allen1751 - 1814
  8. Sarah "Sallie" Allen
  • HGen. Ethan Allen1738 - 1789
  • WMary BrownsonAbt 1732 - 1783
m. Jul 1762
  1. Loraine Allen1763 -
  2. Joseph AllenAbt 1765 -
  3. Lucy Caroline AllenAbt 1768 - 1842
  4. Mary AllenAbt 1770 -
  5. Permelia AllenAbt 1772 -
m. 1784
  1. Frances Allen1784 - 1819
  2. Hannibal Montresor Allen1786 - 1813
  3. Ethan Alphonso Allen1789 - 1855
Facts and Events
Name[1] Gen. Ethan Allen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Jan 1738 Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Marriage Jul 1762 to Mary Brownson
Marriage 1784 Vermont[2nd husband]
to Frances Montesque
Death[1] 12 Feb 1789 Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
Burial[1] Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
Reference Number? Q552007?

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Ethan Allen ( – February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, American Revolutionary War patriot, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War along with Benedict Arnold. He was the brother of Ira Allen and the father of Frances Allen.

Born in rural Connecticut, Allen had a frontier upbringing but also received an education that included some philosophical teachings. In the late 1760s he became interested in the New Hampshire Grants, buying land there and becoming embroiled in the legal disputes surrounding the territory. Legal setbacks led to the formation of the Green Mountain Boys, whom Allen led in a campaign of intimidation and property destruction to drive New York settlers from the Grants. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Allen and the Boys seized the initiative and captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. In September 1775 Allen led a failed attempt on Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. First imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was paroled in New York City, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.

Upon his release, Allen returned to the Grants, which had declared independence in 1777, and resumed political activity in the territory. In addition to continuing resistance to New York's attempts to assert control over the territory, Allen was active in efforts by Vermont's leadership for recognition by Congress, and he participated in controversial negotiations with the British over the possibility of Vermont becoming a separate British province.

Allen wrote accounts of his exploits in the war that were widely read in the 19th century, as well as philosophical treatises and documents relating to the politics of Vermont's formation. His business dealings included successful farming operations, one of Connecticut's early iron works, and land speculation in the Vermont territory. Land purchased by Allen and his brothers included tracts of land that eventually became Burlington, Vermont. He was twice married, fathering eight children.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allen, Willard S. (Willard Spencer). A genealogy of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Connecticut, and some of his descendants. (Boston: Privately printed [by] D. Clapp & son, 1876)
  2.   Ethan Allen, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3.   Family Recorded, in Colonial Dames of America. Chapter 1, Baltimore. Ancestral records and portraits: a compilation from the archives of Chapter I, the Colonial Dames of America. (New York: Grafton Press, 1910)