Allen, Joseph, 1749-1827Alternative names
Joseph Allen (1749-1827) was the son of James Allen, a Boston merchant, and Mary Adams Allen, a sister of Samuel Adams. In 1770 he opened a store in Leicester, Mass., and in 1776 he succeeded Levi Lincoln as clerk of the courts, an office he held until 1810. In 1810 he was chosen to the 11th Congress to fill an unexpired term but he declined re-election. He was one of the founders of Leicester Academy. He was the brother of Samuel Allen (1757-1830) and the father of Samuel Allen (1789-1863) and Charles Allen (1797-1869).
From the description of Papers, 1768-1827. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207108636
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- Massachusetts (as recorded)
- Worcester County (Mass.) (as recorded)