HENRY ALLEN,

SERGEANT COMPANY K 77th NEW YORK STATE VOLUNTEERS


Burials of Civil War Veterans in Gloversville, N.Y.

Additional Information may include Obituary and Military Service Record
Compiler - Deputy City Historian, James F. Morrison, Sr.

1996

Sergeant Henry Allen, with daughter, Frances

The original photograph is in the Gloversville Free Library's Local History Room Collection, Civil War Folder


ALLEN, HENRY

DIED OCTOBER 16, 1862

 

CORDELIA A., WIFE OF HENRY ALLEN

DIED APR 18, 1903 AGED 79 years

INSCRIPTION

DIED IN THE HOSPITAL AT HARRISBURG, PA., OCTOBER 16, 1862 FROM WOUNDS
RECEIVED AT ANTIETAM SEPTEMBER 22, 1862.


BURIED IN THE PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, SECTION 8 - 
GLOVERSVILLE, FULTON COUNTY, N.Y.

 

ALLEN, HENRY - Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 27, 1861, at Gloversville, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. K, October 4, 1861; wounded in action, September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Md., died of his wounds, October 16, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa.


SOURCE: THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR YEAR 1901, SERIAL NO. 29, 1902, PAGE 425.



COMPILER'S NOTE:  The Battle of Antietam, Md. was fought on September 17, 1862, not September 22, 1862. Henry Allen is actually buried in this plot.

 

The following was extracted from THE FULTON COUNTY 1865 CENSUS, PAGE 552, LINE 6:

HENRY ALLEN was 35 at the time of his death, married and a citizen. He enlisted as a volunteer OCT 3, 1861 in the 77th N.Y., with the rank of SERGEANT.  HENRY died Oct 16th 1862 at HARRISBURG of wounds received in battle. He left a widow, 1 minor child, 1 non dependent child, 1 not dependent parent.  HENRY'S body was sent home to GLOVERSVILLE for burial.

The following are some more notes and information on SERGEANT HENRY ALLEN and his family:

The 1860 FULTON COUNTY CENSUS on PAGE 206, line 33-36 records the following information on SEPT 3, 1860 by JAMES PIERSON:

Dwelling numbered in the order of visitation - 1615 
Families numbered in the order of visitation - 1630

NAMES AGE SEX COLOR County Born Occupation
HENRY ALLEN 33 M W NY Day labor
CORDELIA 34 F W NY Glovemaker
FRANCES J. 5 F W NY
CHARLES K. 2 M W NY

  

The 1865 FULTON COUNTY CENSUS on PAGE 507, line 28-29 records the following on JUNE 2, 1865, SECOND ELECTION DISTRICT OF JOHNSTOWN (VILLAGE OF GLOVERSVILLE) by GEO. M. WHEATON:

Dwelling number - 103
Family number - 119

What material - wood frame

NAMES AGE SEX COLOR County born Civil condition
CORDELIA ALLEN 41 F W Montgomery widow
FRANCES J. 10 F W Fulton single

The question now is what happened to Cordelia, Frances and Charles. I have found where Henry and his family are buried. I have copied the following information from the gravestones.

CHARLES H. ALLEN, DIED MAY 4, 1861 AGE 2 Yrs

HENRY ALLEN, (Which is a Veterans stone which has the American Flag centered at the top)

CORDELIA A., wife of Henry Allen, DIED APR 18, 1903 AGED 79 Yrs

FRANCIS J., wife of Willard H. Clark, June 5, 1855 - Nov 22, 1926

WILLARD H. CLARK, AUG 31, 1856 - JAN 12, 1939


   

The following was abstracted from CORDELIA ASHLEY ALLEN'S death certificate: REGISTER NUMBER 3016, HEATH DEPT., GLOVERSVILLE CITY HALL, BOOK 2-1903-PAGE 26: 

DATE OF DEATH: April 18, 1903
PLACE OF DEATH: 87 Washington ST., Gloversville
ATTENDING DOCTOR: JOHN EDWARDS
PLACE OF BURIAL: Gloversville (Prospect Hill Cemetery)
AGE: Years 78 Months 10 Days 24
OCCUPATION: Housewife
BIRTHPLACE: Montgomery County, N.Y.
FATHER'S NAME: JOHN HARE
MOTHER'S NAME: CATHERINE CLAPPER


Abstracted from FRANCES J. ALLEN'S death certificate: REGISTER NUMBER 381, HEALTH DEPT., GLOVERSVILLE CITY HALL, BOOK 10, PAGE 274:

DATE OF DEATH: Nov 22, 1926
PLACE OF DEATH: 92 Washington St, Gloversville
ATTENDING DOCTOR: H.B. RIGGS
PLACE OF BURIAL: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville
AGE: Years 71 Months 06 Days 17
OCCUPATION: Housewife
BIRTHPLACE: Gloversville, Fulton Co. (June 5, 1855)
FATHER'S NAME: HENRY ALLEN, Birthplace - Gloversville
MOTHER'S NAME: CORDELIA HARE, Birthplace - Town Of Florida, Montgomery Co.


Abstracted from WILLARD H. CLARK'S death certificate: REGISTER NO. 18, HEALTH DEPT., GLOVERSVILLE CITY HALL, BOOK 15, PAGE 217:

DATE OF DEATH: Jan 12, 1939
PLACE OF DEATH: 92 Washington St, Gloversville (Willard owned this house and land, lot 16 until1936 when it is turned over to LUELLA CLARK, who was a sister to Willard. The house was assessed for $4,000.00 and the land for $500.00).
ATTENDING DOCTOR: F. S. HYLAND
PLACE OF BURIAL: Prospect Hill Cemetery
AGE: Years 82 Months 4 Days 11
OCCUPATION: Glove Cutter
BIRTHPLACE: Gloversville (Aug 31, 1856)
FATHER'S NAME: CHARLES L. CLARK, Birthplace - Milton, Saratoga Co.
MOTHER'S NAME: CYNTHIA SOULE, Birthplace - Hee Hill (?), N.Y.


The following was abstracted from the pension file WC (WIDOWS CLAIM) #11971 BOX #31483 BIN # 36, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C.:

CORDELIA HARE was married to HENRY ALLEN on NOV 28, 1853 by REV. A. W. GARVAN at the FONDA METHODIST CHURCH.

HARMON H. PUTNAM (served as a private in CO. A 153 REGT NYS VOLS.) and CATHERINE A. PUTNAM, JACOB P. MILLER and HENRY EACKER attended the wedding. The PUTNAM'S are also buried in SECTION 8 just around the corner from the ALLENS.

LYDIA ALLEN and JENNET MILLER were present when FRANCES was born.

CORDELIA first applied for a Widows pension on Dec. 2, 1862 and on or about APRIL 9, 1863 hired NELSON B. RANDALL of GLOVERSVILLE as her attorney. The pension was finally granted on Jan 12, 1864 at $8.00 per month retroactive to OCT 16, 1862. In JULY of 1867, she received an additional $2.00 per month for FRANCES until her 16th birthday in 1871. According to the file she was last paid in OCT 1899 at $12.00 (per month).

This article was generously typed by Laura Perkins, of Oswego County GenWeb.
 

 


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