Marker 233: Allen Family

Erected 1976
Sponsored by the Wisconsin State Chapter Daughters
of Founders and Patriots of America
Allen Grove, Walworth County, Wisconsin
42° 34.807′ N, 88° 45.76′ W
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Philip Allen, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his children, Philip Jr., Harvey, Sidney, Pliny, Asa Keyes, and Persis, came from New York in May, 1845, to settle in Allen Grove. Sixty-five Allens traveled by canal boat, steamboat, and overland from Kenosha bringing with them material to build four houses, carpenters to build them, a minister, Bibles and hymnals.

The Allens organized the Congregational Church here in 1845. They established a preparatory school for Beloit College in 1856. Philip Junior became the first postmaster in 1846.

Philip Allen Senior is buried in Mt. Philip Cemetery, west of here.
The marker is located on Clinton Street, north of its intersection with County Route X, at the north end of Village Union Park, Darien, Wisconsin 53114.

See also, Allen's Grove Honor Roll, also at this location.

See also,  Marker 296: Soldier of the American Revolution (Philip Allen)
NOTE: Marker 296 is in Rock County, but only a few miles from the location of this marker.

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Philip Allen (1757-1845)

Wisconsin Revolutionary War Patriots (click on "Patriot Book" for alphabetical listing and short biography of each veteran).

The back side of the marker, also badly worn.

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