EDWARD ALLEN was born in Wayne county, Indiana, on the 14th of June, 1835, at which place he lived until 1856. Then coming to Minnesota, he settled twelve miles north of Minneapolis, where he resided until 1866, and came to Elk River, remaining two years. In the fall of 1868, he took a homestead on section eight, in this town, where he lived for five years. Living a few years in Maywood, he returned in 1876, to his present home in section five, and built the lumber mills, as previously mentioned. Mr. Allen was one of the organizers of Glendorado township, and has since been Supervisor every year but four. Miss Caroline E. Thomas, of Ohio, became his wife, in March, 1856. They have nine children; Charles S., James R., Lydia C, Almeda, Lucinda B., Belle, Emily, Edward, and Esther.
History of the Upper Mississippi Valley (1881) p. 357 [Glendorado]
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