Biography of Simeon Allen
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Allen, Simeon, Fairhaven, was born in 1836. He first embarked in the mercantile business; in 1868 he embarked in the manufacture of slate mantles, and shipping slate stock, giving employment to about fifty bands. He was Republican State Senator in 1874 and 1876, was a justice of the peace for twenty years, and held several other town offices. He was married in 1873 to Elizabeth Vail; they have two sons: George Henry and Aaron V. Elizabeth was a daughter of Aaron and Sophrouia (Lapham) Vail, of Danby, Vt. Simeon was a son of Ira Allen and Cornelia A. (Smith) Allen. Mr. Allen was an early tanner and Curlier, and a pioneer in the slate and lumber business. He was also a merchant, was born in Pawlet in 1796, and died in 1862. Mrs. Allen was born in 1809; she has three children: Simeon, Lucy (who is now Mrs. M. B. Dewey), and Elizabeth (who is now Mrs. George A. Vail).

From:
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886


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