Allen, Pardon W.
Age: 21, credited to Peru, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 12/19/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/30/62; enl 3/24/64, cred to Peru, m/i 4/12/64, CPL, Co. F, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 04/21/1849, Craftsbury, VT
Burial: Center Haverhill Cemetery, Haverhill, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 158409615
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/30/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Death of Pardon W. Allen
Pardon W. Allen, a well known resident of Haverhill, died at his home in Pike March 21, after an illness that kept him confined to his home about all winter. He was nearly 79 years old. The funeral was held Friday, Marcy 23.
Pardon Wilcox Allen was born in Craftsbury, Vt., April 26, 1849, the son of George W., and Lydia Hoyt Allen. He was a great grandson of Ira H. Allen, who was a brother of Ethan Allen, of the Green Mountain boy's fame.
He lived in Craftsbury until he was 13, when he ran away and enlisted as a recruit in the Company E, 8th regiment, Vermont Volunteers. His 14th birthday was spent in the army, he served for the remainder of the war. Three times he was taken prisoner, the third time being sent to Andersonville, where he was held for several months, weighting but 96 pounds when released.
At Spottsylvania Court House Mr. Allen received wounds which laid him up for ten months, after which he was placed on detached duty in the office of the commanding general. He was first lieutenant of Co. S. (sic), 17th Vermont Volunteers. In October 1865, he married Dorcas Howe, of Benton.
His townspeople honored him with nearly every office in their power to give, and he has always taken an intive (sic) interest in town affairs. He went through the chais of the various fraternal organizations in which he has held membership. Mr. Allen served four terms as representative in the legislature, he was a member of Grafton lodge of Masons, the Knights of Pythias, the Grange and was the youngest member of Natt Westgate post of the G. A. R. Of the East Haverhill Methodist church he was a member for 26 years.
Besides his widow, Mr. Allen leaves one son, Ward W., of St. Louis, Mo., one daughter, Mrs. Effie Lewis, of Center Haverhill, two grandchildren, Mrs. Dolly Pike, of Pike and Mrs. Bertha Field, of Barre, Vt., and six great grandchildren.
Source: Groton Times, 30 Mar 1928.
Compiled by Deanna French.