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31-Jan-2013  

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ALLARD : ALLEN : FALL : JUDD : PIPES  

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Henry Allard...The mystery man. Why do I say that? He was lost potentially for all time. Other family genealogists could not find him at all. I was lucky, found great leads, and had good help. I want to thank and will always be grateful to Judith Wight of Salt Lake City. Even though she was Ahired help,@ she took a great interest in my family research. (And if you know me, I can be quite persistent and maybe just a little bit of a pest. BUT I get the job done.) Henry=s chart # is 44. Henry Allard was born on April 4th, 1792 in Eaton, Carroll County, New Hampshire. Eaton is next to the town of Albany (Burton at one time), where all the Allards lived. He was the first born of five children to David Allard Jr. and Anna Avery. This was never documented until I found old records and started piecing them together. He was never listed with the family in other papers and records. In a newspaper story about his funeral, it stated that he came from a family of five, three boys and two girls, and only one was alive at the time of his death. Nancy Malvesta, a researcher and historian of the local area (Eaton) where Henry came from in New Hampshire, had found that the family of David Allard Jr. and Anna Avery was that same size (three boys and two girls). And she found a match as far as one sibling being alive when Henry died. But there was always some doubt about the first born of this couple in all the records. No one could find the right answer until now. I found where Henry fits. Also in the newspaper funeral story about his life, it said that his mother lived to be 98. Well actually his grandmother lived to be 98. The reporter got it wrong. He also got it wrong about the number of children Henry had and who was alive at the time of his death. I am happy, though, that I found this story in the local newspaper, because in 1877 these stories just didn’t get printed. Henry has to be the first born of David Jr. and Anna. They were all from the same town/area. It fits in perfectly. On his enlistment papers for the Army, it states he was born in Burton (Albany today next to Eaton). The children of David Jr. and Anna (Avery) Allard were: Henry, David III, Orlando, Anna, and Sarah. Now on with his life. Henry was raised by the White Mountain range of New Hampshire. On Feb. 15th, 1813, in Conway, NH, Henry enlisted in the army infantry to fight in the War of 1812. His military records show he was 5 feet and 9 inches tall, with brown hair, dark complexion, and blue eyes. He served under John Bliss Co., 11th US Inf and it states that he single handedly captured three British soldiers (hoo-rah). Henry fought at Chippewa Battle at Lundy=s Lane, Fort Erie and at Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. Fort McHenry is where Francis Scott Key wrote the words for AThe Star-Spangled Banner.@ Our Henry was there, probably looking at the same rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air that so inspired Key. He was discharged from the service at Sackets Harbor, N.Y. on June 10th, 1815. Henry returned to civilian life back in New Hampshire. He must have moved to the town of Bartlett in northern Carroll County, for this is where he wed Betsey Fall on Oct. 15th, 1817. The first eight children of Henry and Betsey=s were born in Bartlett. Sometime after 1837, Henry moved his whole family to the lower part of Canada, to Brome County in Quebec where they had two more children. Why go to Canada? I don=t know. His father died in September, 1838. Maybe the families were all going their separate ways. Many of the children of Henry and Betsey were married in Canada and stayed living there. Henry and Betsey moved to up state New York because in the 1850 census for Bangor, Franklin County, New York we find them there with their children Martha, Henry Jr., Mary Jane, and Phoebe. Also living by the couple was their son, David Allard, and his family. David, with his family, moved to Davenport, Scott County, Iowa in June of 1852. Sometime later, before the 1856 Iowa census, Henry and his family moved also to Scott County. They are listed in the 1856 and 1860 Scott County census. But after 1860 is when things started to change. David Allard wanted to go on further out west. He moved his family to Montgomery County, Iowa in June of 1863. For more on David Allard, see his section. Betsey Allard left this world on New Year’s Day of 1861. We do not know what happened on that first day of January that took her life. We feel it was back on the family farm by Davenport, in Scott County, Iowa. The information on her death date was provided by Barbara and Solomon Smith of Oregon. They had notes from the bible of Betsey’s daughter-in- law, Phoebe (Pipes) Allard, who was married to Henry James Allard. I have no exact date of birth for Betsey, but the census records place her being born in the year 1793 in New Hampshire. Her parents were Samuel Fall and Judith Stanton. Samuel was born 1755 in Berwick, ME and served in the Revolutionary War. On Jan. 8th, 1784 he married Judith Stanton also in Berwick (Judith was born in 1760 and her parents were George and Betty (Place) Stanton). They had eleven children. Samuel died on May 28th, 1838 in Eaton, NH and Judith there in 1841 and both are buried in Deering Cemetery, at Conway, NH. Betsey’s birth name was Mary Elizabeth Fall, and she was born in Bartlett, NH. Her daughter, Martha, converted to the Catholic faith and gave her parents= full names in the records in 1869 to the Catholic Church. Because of this we have documentation of Betsey=s last name: Fall. Elizabeth Fall, or in one census, it lists her name as Mary Elizabeth. Now we have proof about the Fall surname. There were some documents with the wrong information about her surname (as usual). She is buried somewhere in Scott County, by Davenport, over looking the Mississippi River Valley (today it is most likely a shopping mall on the site of her grave). Sweet Betsey from Bartlett (New Hampshire). Now everyone knows who you were and where you are buried. We lived because we were remembered! Now back to Henry. He moved into Durant, Cedar County, Iowa. It is about 25 miles west of Davenport. I don=t know the exact year, but he moved sometime around 1861. (In the newspaper story about his life and funeral, it tells us that he spent four years in Davenport when he first came to Iowa and 16 years in Durant. That would place them moving to Iowa in 1855 and Henry moving to Durant in 1861.) The family is on the 1856 Iowa state census. He joined the St. Paul=s Episcopal Church in Durant and on March 21st, 1869, at his daughter Anna Allen=s home in Newton, Iowa, Henry married Rachael Wilcox. The marriage is registered in the church records in Durant. Rachael was from Newton. Was this a match set up by his daughter? The marriage didn’t last very long. Maybe she couldn’t cook. She was 67 and he was 74, as recorded in the church records. By the 1870 census for Durant, Henry was living alone in a home there. No Rachael. Also in the 1870 Durant census is Henry=s son, Henry Jr. and family. Both the Henrys were in business together. Henry Sr. was the first butcher of Durant and ran the slaughter house. Years later Henry Jr. took over and Henry Sr. did the deliveries. In a lot of the records we find H.J. Allard, which is Henry Jr. Henry Sr. is known just as Henry Allard. On May 2nd, 1871 Henry married again for the third time to Mary Ann Montgomery from Harper, Keokuk Co., IA in Muscatine, Muscatine Co. IA (it’s a little south of Durant). I guess things were fine for a few years but then Henry’s world came crashing down on him on Nov. 29th, 1875 when he suffered a massive stroke. He could not take care of himself. His third wife, Mary Ann was gone by now. Where? Who knows. But she did get some kind of a settlement from him; it’s in the court records. She sold the home and property by herself and Henry alone bought it back a few weeks later. His daughter, Mary Jane Judd, moved into the house to care for him. For several months before he died he could not do anything for himself at all. On his death bed, he decreed a will that stated that his executors should buy a lot in the Durant cemetery where he would be buried and that he would leave his house and valuables to his daughter, Mary Jane Judd. She was going through a divorce. For all the goodness that she showed him and for taking care of him for a long time, he felt this was a way to thank her and to help her with a new start. Henry Allard left this world on Dec. 7th, 1877 in his town he loved so much, Durant. He is buried in the town cemetery at range 10, lot 21, and grave # 10. He has a military stone and each year receives a new US flag in the Memorial Day ceremonies. I have one of his old flags from another year. There is a map here to show you where his grave is. The story about Henry=s funeral in the local Wilton newspaper tells us the whole town came to pay their respects to their hero. (Durant didn’t have a newspaper back then.) A quote from the paper said, AHenry Allard, who was in the War of 1812, could relate the principal events of the struggle for liberty with great accuracy, and being one of the brave and gallant soldiers to whom this nation owes the freedom she now enjoys. I=m so proud of him. Here are the Iowa Counties where Henry Allard and family lived. They first lived in Scott County at Davenport, and then they moved over to Durant in Cedar County. Henry is buried in Durant. The story about Henry Allard’s life and funeral. Printed in the Wilton Review newspaper on Dec. 20th, 1877 and typed for the Wall book by Laurie Wall. News from Durant, Iowa. December 10, 1877. Our old citizen, Uncle Henry Allard quietly passed over the mystic river last Friday morning at half past ten o’clock. He has been almost helpless for some months suffering principally from a paralytic stroke two years ago the 29th of November. He was born in Eaton, New Hampshire, 1792, and was partly raised to his native State, near the White Mountains. He emigrated West in 1838, (Lower Canada) was among the old settlers of this State, 1856 (Iowa). He lived 4 years in Davenport, they being the first four spent in Iowa. He then moved to Durant, 16 years ago (1861), then only a speck of a town, now a thriving village, where he cheerfully waited until the wheels of time refused to carry him further. The grand old hero (we can but call him such and all others that live to such a ripe old age,) was in the war of 1812 and could relate the principal events of the struggle for liberty with great accuracy, and being one of the brave and gallant soldiers to whom this nation owes the freedom she now enjoys. He received a liberal support from the government. He was the father of nine children, eight of which are now living (This was reported wrong. He was the father of ten children, and all living at the time of his death). There is a link of longevity peculiar to this family, as his mother lived to the astonishing age of 98 years (it was his grandmother, Lydia (Berry) Allard, not his mother, who lived to 98), and was successful in rearing five children, three sons and two daughters, and now all but one has paid the debt of nature. (This is true in Henry’s family. There were five children. Three boys; Henry, David III, and Orland, and two girl; Anna and Sarah, and Sarah was the only one living after Henry’s death.) The complete aggregate of all his children and grandchildren now living, amounts to the round sum of 98. He was 85 years, 8 months, and 3 days old enjoyed good health all but the last two years of his long pilgrim age, and had a constitution rarely possessed by a man of his age, was conscious until the silent hand of death was placed upon him and did even talk to some of his acquaintances a few moments before he bid “earth adieu.” He was a member of the Episcopal Church at this place (Durant) has had a connection with that body for many years. As a citizen he was much respected by all. His funeral sermon was preached at the Christian chapel, by Rev. Ingram, where a large assembly paid their last respects to the oldest man in our vicinity. A large procession then slowly moved to the cemetery where he was laid to rest in the silent tomb. And to those who would enjoy the health and vigor of youth, and live to see the golden days of old age pass quietly and cheerfully by, let them regard the laws of health from boyhood days and live in accordance with nature’s rules. Then we will bless the rising generation. And more will live to reach the notch of three score and ten. Here are a few facts about Henry Allard’s ancestors. New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers; Volume No. 9: 1746 - Petition of Town of Rochester for military guard to protect them from Indians. Henry Allard. 1762 - Petition of Town of Rochester for a representative to the General Assembly. Shadrach Allard, Henry Allard. 1785 - Petition of Town of Rochester to the General Assembly, complaining of some laws passed. David Allard, Job Allard. This is from the Morning Star Newspaper in Dover, NH, May 29th, 1839. Page 4. What was printed was an obituary about Henry’s Grandmother. In Eaton, N.H. Feb. 18th, 1839, Lydia, widow of David Allard, age 98 years and 7 days. She was the mother of 10 children, 8 of whom are now living, one died in youth, the other in the 56th year of his age. Her descendants living at her decease were as follow: The first generation 8. The second generation 66. The third generation 149. The fourth generation 12. Total 235. It would be very exciting to find this bible of work and see all the names. Where is it? Do you know? I must thank Dana and Lil Batchelder for this information and the work on the Allards and Falls. Dana was looking for the Falls of Bartlett, NH in his genealogy search (Henry’s wife was a Fall). He found me instead. Henry and Betsey (Fall) Allard's Children. Henry Allard and Mary Elizabeth (Betsey) Fall were married on Oct. 15th, 1817 in Bartlett, Carroll Co., NH. Henry was born on April 4th, 1792 in Eaton, Carroll Co., NH and Betsey was born in 1793 in Bartlett. They had ten children. The first eight children were born in Bartlett. The last two were born in Brome County, Quebec, Canada where the family moved to around 1838. Thank you Nancy Malvesta of Eaton, NH for the Allard cemetery notes and findings. 1. Judith Allard was born on Aug. 20th, 1818 in Bartlett and died on June 19th, 1900 in Hillsborough Co., Nashua, NH. She married on Jan. 9th, 1839 in Potton, Brome Co, Quebec, Canada to Chauncy B. Woodbury. Chauncy was born on April, 11th, 1817 in Hatley, Stanstead Co., Quebec, Canada and died on March 17th, 1889 in North Troy, Orleans Co., VT and is buried there. They had five children: Charles H., Bennajah, Henry A., Hattie M. (Alfred E. Houghton), and Elvira M. (Orrin J. Traver). Judith is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH. 2. Lydia Allard was born on Aug. 15th, 1819 in Bartlett and died on May 10th, 1904 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. She married Moses Densmore in Bolton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada on July, 2nd, 1843. Moses died on Feb. 16th, 1866 in Detroit, MI. They had ten children: Laura Ann (William Crawford), Caroline (John McDoinell), Phoebe, Mary (O. M. Dicks), John, Moses, twins Amanda & Maranda, James M., and Lydia Jane (John Brander). Lydia is buried at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI. 3. David Allard was born on Sept. 4th, 1820 in Bartlett and died on Aug. 6th, 1881in Metz-Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS. He married Harriett Catherine Brown on June 1st, 1842 in Potton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada. See the David Allard section. (This is Randy’s Great, Great, Great Grandfather.) 4. Anna Allard was born on Jan. 17th, 1822 in Bartlett and died on Sept. 10th, 1904 in Newton, Jasper Co., IA. She was married to Stephen Allen on Dec. 27th, 1842 in Potton, Quebec, Canada. Stephen was born July 12th, 1812 in Coventry, VT and died on March 17th, 1910 in Davenport, IA. They had eleven children: Jerome, Cordelia Letitia (George Washington Downing), Francis/Fannie (B. O. Updyke), Samuel, Stephen, Rhoda Ellen (J. W. Owens), Ethan, Ida (John Wesley Groves), George Washington, and two children with the same name, John (the first John died in 1864. The next child born in 1866 was named after him). Stephen Allen fought in the Civil War along side his son, Jerome, in Company D, 98th New York Regiment. Stephen lived to be 98. He laid the cornerstone to the Davenport, Scott Co., IA Court House. Both are buried at Newton Union Cemetery. It is hard to believe that Cordelia, a granddaughter of Henry and Betsey Allard, lived her life out in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What a treat to find the descendants of George and Cordelia (Allen) Downing in my home town. First I found Mary (Lohff) Thompson, who sent me to Kathy (Downing) Krenz, and finally to Edward and Lois Schlampp. Bless you Lois. She handed me the family bible with the Allen names engraved on it. I searched all over America and now found ALLARDS at home. You just never know who you might find next door. 5. Martha Allard was born on March 22nd, 1827 in Bartlett and died on July 2nd, 1924 in St. Charles, Saginaw Co., MI. Her first marriage was to Joseph Reno. After Joseph’s death in 1899, Martha married Michael David Mahony (July 4th, 1847-Feb. 18th, 1927), also of St. Charles. Martha listed her parents as Henry Allard and Elizabeth FALL in 1869 when she was baptized into the Catholic faith. This was a wonderful piece of information documenting her mother’s maiden name. She had seven children with her first husband Joseph Reno. Found: Alfred, Sister Mary Elise (Jane), Benjamin, Elizabeth, Lucy Ann (Lawrence Mahoney), and Lou. She is buried with her second husband, Michael Mahony, and his first wife, Maggie, in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Charles, MI. I would like to thank Patricia Blackmer of Frankfort, MI and Judy with her mother, Mary (Frendscho) Erdmann, of St. Charles, for family history, and finding the right grave location. 6. Elizabeth (Betsey) Allard was born in July, 1830 in Bartlett and died on Feb. 8th, 1908 in Richford, Franklin Co., VT. She was married twice: first to a man with the surname of Bronson, and then in 1869 at Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada to Asmond Niles (1815-May 25th, 1885). Children: Herman and Ada. Betsey was stored in the town vault, then removed in the spring and buried in the Niles Farm Cemetery at Alburg, Grand Isle Co., VT. 7. Patience Allard was born on Jan. 27th, 1832 in Bartlett and died on Feb. 6th, 1919 in Nashua, Hillsborough Co., NH. She married George W. Griswold on April 17th, 1853 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH. George was born on April 20th, 1822 and died on Aug. 12th, 1905 in Nashua, VT and fought in the Civil War in the first light artillery of the NH regiment. They had five sons: George N., Henry J., Lester Edward, Charles E., and Halsey W. Patience and George are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH. Patience is the one who wrote a letter in 1908 to her sister, Mary Jane (Jennie Spain was her daughter), naming all her siblings and where they lived so I could find and trace them today. Thank you, dear PATIENCE. She left a wood trunk with my name on it somewhere, filled with historical papers, family group sheets, and lots of pictures that are marked who’s who. Have you seen it? Please call me. 8. Henry James Allard was born on Jan. 29th, 1836 in Bartlett and died on Aug. 17th, 1890 in Plainville, Rooks Co., KS. He married Phoebe Ann Pipes on Aug. 31st, 1861 in Davenport, Iowa. Phoebe was born on Jan. 3rd, 1846 to Joseph Pipes and Hannah Johnson. Henry’s sister, Phoebe Allard, was married to his wife’s brother, Jonathan Pipes. So an Allard brother and sister married a Pipes brother and sister. The census records for 1870 Cedar Co., Durant, Farmington Twp. found that Hannah and her husband, George Harman, were living with them. (This was her third marriage. She was also married to Sanford Kendall. Hannah is buried with the Jonathan Pipes family of Central City, IA). Henry and Phoebe had five children: Elizabeth (George Sheehy), Carrie Viola (William Lane Mayo), Cora Belle (John W. Clayton), Susan Myrtle Mae (James Carl Langdon), and David. Henry James owned a livery stable in Plainville, Rooks Co., Kansas and is buried in the city cemetery there. Phoebe never remarried and went out west living with her children’s families. She died on May 20th, 1909 and is buried at Mt.View Cemetery at Walla Walla, Washington. I just can’t believe it! I found Barbara (Sommers) Smith of Oregon on April 8th, 2002 with Phoebe (Pipes) Allard’s bible notes. In it was a death date for Betsey (Fall) Allard, about whom I’d been looking for information for seven years. I just can’t believe it. Mary Somers of Iowa said to me in an e-mail to look at this web site and so I did. I ended up contacting Robert Pipes, and he sent me Barbara’s address and phone number (she had the bible notes). So I called and sure enough, she had Betsey Allard entered in the death notes of the bible, with the date (Jan.1st, 1861). They could never figure out who she was and how she fitted into the family. The angels sang for us that day. Barbara was just as excited as I was. Don’t ever give up on that quest for genealogy information. It’s out there. 9. Mary Jane Allard was born on Feb. 12th, 1839 in Brome Co. and died on June 16th, 1912 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS. She first was married to Washington Judd on Nov. 22nd, 1856 in Allamakee Co., IA. Washington died on Oct. 26th, 1888 in Montpelier Township, Muscatine Co, IA and is buried there. He fought in the Civil War in Company F, the 8th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry. Mary Jane married Mike Cain on Dec. 23rd, 1880 in Sterling, Rice Co., Kansas. Mary Jane was the mother of seven children. With Washington she had Samantha Jennie (John Mathias “Jack” Spain), Ellen, Betsey (John Henry Elmer), Henry Washington, and Hattie May (Grant Dressler). With Mike Cain she had Edward P. and Rose (Henry A. Sampson). Mary Jane is buried at Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson, Reno Co., Kansas. Thank you Shaun Kainass for your help and for giving me your father, John Delaney’s, research notes. They sure opened a lot of doors for us. He did a marvelous job. I’m so glad I found you. Family pictures on page 39. 10. Phoebe Ellen Allard was born on March 13th, 1841 in Brome Co. and died on Oct. 28th, 1917 in Central City, Linn Co., IA. She married Jonathan Pipes, her brother’s wife’s brother, on Jan. 7th, 1863 in Davenport, Scott Co., IA. Jonathan was born Dec. 4th, 1829 in Greene Co., PA and died on Jan. 27th, 1878 in Central City, IA. They had seven children: Joseph Windsor, Mary Elizabeth (Edward M. Wattonville). Her first name was Mary, but in her records she was listed as Mary Alzina or just Eliza, but in other records we find her name recorded as Zinnia, Ziney, and even Finn (these were nicknames). In the military pension records for her father, she is listed as Mary E. I feel she was named after her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Betsey Fall) Allard. The next child was Luvica Mary. She used Mary, but was also known as Mae/May. Good grief! Are you following this? She was married twice, to Lewis Hertendorf and Earl Morrissey, and she was buried with her parents. Then there were four more boys born to this family: L. D. (Luther, nickname was Dee), Henry S., Jonathan L., and Wilbur L. “Webb”. Jonathan fought in the Civil War in Company C, the 15th Regiment of IA. He was a carpenter and a stone mason. They are both buried at Mt. Clark Cemetery, Central City, IA. Jonathan’s mother, Hannah, is buried with them. Jonathan had a child with his first wife, Mary Laughrey, who had died. The child’s name was Elizabeth Ann Sophia Pipes, who married John Betenbender. Jonathan’s sister and family moved to Central City, IA from Pennsylvania. Her name was Susanna Pipes, and she married David Moore McGlumphy. They had four children: Elizabeth, Mary (George A. Isbell), William J., and Ida Bell (Thomas Jefferson Johnson). Here are a few letters that Phoebe (Allard) Pipes’s husband wrote to her during the Civil War. They have been published in some local papers in Iowa. It was typed up by Betty Wall from the newspaper, for this book. All spelling and punctuation is as it was in the original newspaper story. Jonathan Pipes of Linn County, Iowa summed up the plight of all enlisted men in his letters to his wife during the Civil War. The letters were written during Sherman's March to the sea. Pipes served with Company C, l5th regiment, in Sherman's Army. In a letter dated from Savannah Dec. 30, l864, he said, "the time will soon come when we hop to meet to live in peace again. O wat a day that will be. If you can send me some of that stuf to mak ink. I am all out of ink and paper and invelops. I haint got anything to rite with nor northing to rite on. I haint got no money yet but I guess we will git some soon. I did not go in co. D they put us in C l5 regiment. We had no say in anything. They talk and we must do.” On March l4, 1865, Jonathan Pipes wrote his wife from North Carolina. “We had a long and hard march but thru the blessings of God I have bin able to stand the hard ships. We crost the cape…the river yesterday below....and we campt for the night but I dont no how long we shall stay. I wont under take to giv and dicription of the way things is for it would take more and time and space than north carolina can spair…. I am almost discouraged for we have to waid all the cricks and swamps that we come to and my load is pritty hevy, my gun nasack and haver sack (bed roll) an canteen and my frying pan tied on my gun. I have cared them 800 miles and dont no how mutch further I must carry them but I espect I must til my year is out, but I hope not for I am tiered now. There is no peace nor plesre here for us. It is march march fight cus and war from morn til night and anything else that anybody could think of is goin on here down below the desency of a dog. GOD is my judge. O how mutch longer must I be in this trublsom land. O for some kind of relief. If I could, how quick I would leave.....” At this point the letter was interrupted until March 20, when it was continued on the back of the sheet. “We have got to Goldsborro (North Carolina) but we had a prity hard fight 20 miles from here. There was a good menny kild and wounded but I did not git hurt. The bullets come very close to me, thick as bees. The rebs was behind trees stumps, logs and in pits and brest works (barricades). We had to make our works under thare fire. We was with in 300 yards of thare main works. The fight last 2 days and night....” Jonathan Pipes wrote his last letter to his wife, Phoebe, in Central City, Iowa on May 22nd, l865. “It is with plesure I rite these few lines to let you no that I am well at this time and hope you are all the same... Keep good hart phebe. I think I shall be thar in 3 or 4 weeks at the out side and may God speed the time. The man that stole my blanket and pants, got your likness (Phoebe’s picture) and if I ever find him I will cut his damm throat from ear to ear. Next Wednesday is our review and then I think we will start for Iowa but we don't no what they will do yet… I want to git home so bad. I cant think of anything to rite but everything looks like getting home soon. Some thinks we will start in a week for Iowa. We have seen harder times that I ever want to see again.” (Amen!) Here is a story that was in a newspaper where Anna (Allard) Allen lived. It is about the reunion of two Allard sisters, Anna and Phoebe. The Newton Daily News. Newton, Iowa. Wed. Feb. 3rd, 1904. (Front page.) Meet after long years. Sisters separated for forty years. Greet each other again. It was typed from a newspaper by Laurie Wall for this book. One of the happiest times of the season is just now being enjoyed at the home of Uncle Stephen Allen, on north Spring Street. Mrs. (Anna) Allen’s sister, Mrs. Phoebe Pipes, of Central City, Iowa, is here on a visit. Although they have lived in the same state and with but two counties intervening between them, they had not seen each other for forty years, since August, 1864. Mrs. Allen is 82 years old, having celebrated her birthday the 17th of last month. She was born in New Hampshire but moved to New York state when only thirteen years of age. Afterwards she married Mr. Allen and they came to Durant, Iowa. Mrs. Pipes was born in Canada, and is but 63 years of age, or will be March 13th. It was in Durant, Iowa, that the sisters last met. Mrs. Pipes has long been a widow and has quite a large family, the youngest child being now 27 years old. Lately Mrs. Allen so longed to see her sister that Johnnie Allen sent for his aunt and induced her to come down, and now the prospect is that she will not be permitted to return home before spring and her sister would delight to keep her here always. A representative of the News called at the Allen home today and found the two ladies just as happy as could be, recalling the interesting events of their younger days (Wish I was there-Randy). While there, Uncle Steve came in from a trip uptown, as hale and hearty as many men in this city who have not come to living on borrow time. And yet, Stephen Allen was born on July 12th, 1812, and has the documents to prove it. Think of it! Ninety-two years old and as chipper and cheerful as a boy. He fought in the civil war, with his son by his side. Jerome Allen, now of Omaha, was in the same company and regiment, as his father. May these good old people live many years just as happy and contented as they were found today in their own snug little home. (It was good timing for them to get together, for Anna Allen died seven months later.) Henry Allard was written up in a book that was published about Durant, Cedar Co., IA. The history of Cedar County, Iowa. 1878 A history of the county, its cities and towns, with a biographical directory of its citizens, with war records of its volunteers in the late rebellion. General and local statistics, portraits of early settlers, and prominent men. “The first butcher (of Durant) was Henry Allard, who lived in Durant until his death in December 1877, at the age of 84. He was in business with his son, H. J. (Henry James) Allard, and they both ran the slaughter house.” Allard chart notes. These are the ancestors of Henry Allard. His parents were David Allard Jr. and Anna Avery. David was born Sept. 1762 in Albany, NH and died July 2nd, 1838. He married Anna Avery on March 19th, 1789 in Gilmanton, NH. Anna was born Dec. 13th, 1768 in Gilmanton and died in 1859 in Albany, NH. Both are buried in Albany, NH (Albany was once known as Burton, NH). Their children were: Henry, David III, Orlando, Anna, and Sarah. The parents of Anna Avery were Samuel Avery (Mar.7th, 1731-Aug. 21st, 1798) and Sarah Hodgdon. Samuel’s parents were John Avery (Sept. 17th, 1705-Sept. 9th, 1792) and Bridget Huggins (June 17th, 1702-June 23rd, 1798, Greendland, NH). Bridget’s parents was Nathaniel Huggins (July 15th, 1660, Hampton, NH-Nov. 28th, 1744, Greendland, NH), and Sarah Haines (born Oct. 6th, 1673- died before Dec. 1716). Sarah’s parents were Samuel Haines and Mary Fifield, who were married on Jan. 9th, 1672/1673. The parents of Mary were William (he died on Dec. 18th, 1700) and Mary Fifield (she died on Nov. 9th, 1683) in Hampton, NH. David Allard Jr.’s parents were David Allard and Lydia Berry. David Sr. was born July 9th, 1745 in Rochester, NH and died Nov. 23rd, 1831 in Eaton, NH and fought in the Revolutionary War, 1st New Hampshire, Evan’s Regiment. He married Lydia Berry in New Durham, NH. She was born Feb. 14th, 1740 in Rochester, NH and died Feb. 18th, 1839 in Eaton, NH. She was 98 years old when she died. This was reported in Henry Allard’s funeral story. Both are buried at Freedom, Carroll Co., NH, in the Lake View Cemetery. Lydia’s parents were Benjamin Berry (his father was Stephen Berry, who was a selectman in Rochester in 1737), and Miriam Bickford. David Allard Sr. was one of the early settlers of Eaton, NH. The children of David Allard Sr. and Lydia Berry were: Shadrack, Elizabeth, David Jr., Job, Lydia, Tryphene, and Henry. David Allard Sr.’s parents were Henry Allard and Sarah Rollins, who were married on April 23rd, 1730. This Henry Allard was baptized June 21st, 1741 in Rochester, NH. He fought in the Revolutionary War. He was also one of the first settlers of Burton, NH (Albany now). Sarah’s parents were Joseph and Sarah Rollins, and Joseph’s parents were James and Hannah Rollins, both born in England, came to America in 1632, and they had a son killed by the Indians. Henry Allard and Sarah Rollins’s children were: Sarah, Elizabeth, Shadrack, Bethena, Henry, David, Job, Joseph, Lydia, and Aaron. This is not totally proven, but there is very strong evidence that Henry Allard, who was married to Sarah Rollins in the last paragraph, came from the family of James Allard, Jr. James Allard Jr. was born on the Isle of Shoals. He married Sarah Downs on July 31st, 1738. Where is the Isle of Shoals? Off the shores of New Hampshire and Maine, ten miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, are nine small islands. Blackbeard the pirate is supposed to have his treasure buried out there. James Allard Jr. was a constable of Gosport, on Star Island in the Isle of Shoals, and also worked for a James Randall in Durham, NH back on the mainland during the winter months. The connection between James Allard Jr. and the later Allards, which is our side of the family, is a piece of land in Durham, owned by James Allard Jr., which also showed taxes being paid by James Allard Sr., then James Allard Jr., then on to a Henry Allard in 1799. (This is most likely our Henry Allard who was married to Sarah Rollins, and who fought in the Revolutionary War.) The children of James Allard Jr. and Sarah Downs were: William, Ruth, Henry, John, James, Thomas, Mary, Noah, Joanna, Thomas (first one die), and Betty. The father of James Allard Jr. is of course James Allard Sr. He was also born on the Isle of Shoals, NH and married a woman with the first name of Oner. They had at least one son, James Jr. and two daughters, Grace and Mary. This family also had land on the mainland in Durham, NH which consisted of eighteen acres and at least one home. From land deeds and records we can trace this land to other Allards. We know that James Allard Sr. died before June 19th, 1722 on the mainland in Durham; because it’s recorded his wife Oner was called to administer his estate then. The father of James Allard Sr. was Hugh Allard. He married Grace Tucker in 1671 on the Isle of Shoals. She had been married before and was twelve years older then Hugh. Grace was the midwife on the Island, and Hugh ran a fishing business. They had one child: James Allard (senior). The generations of Allards: From New Hampshire to Minnesota. 1. Hugh lived his life on the Isle of Shoals. 2. James Sr. lived on the Island also and Durham, NH. 3. James Jr. lived same places as his father. 4. Henry fought in the Revolutionary War. 5. David and his son, 6. David Jr., lived their lives out in NH. 7. Henry fought in the War of 1812, was born in New Hampshire, went to Canada, moved to New York, and then settled in Iowa. 8. David went on the Oregon Trail and carved his name in stone for us to find. His family stayed in Iowa. 9. Harriett (Kate) Allard-Wall and 10. Sarah/Sadie Amonia Wall-Wall, lived their lives in Iowa. 11. Edward Harrison Wall moved to Minnesota during the depression. 12. Calvin Edward Wall and 13. Randy Calvin Wall author of this book, both live in Minnesota. The Allards were English. We have no record when they came over. Basically the Allards are more American than apple pie. Most likely they were pirates who were shipwrecked on the small islands off the coast of New Hampshire. I’m sure they wore a black patch over an eye, had a hook for a hand, with a wooden peg leg, and they drank rum! Legend has it that the Allard treasure is buried there in the area of the Isle of Shoals, on Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire, in the Atlantic Ocean, and the map is hidden somewhere in Iowa. Happy hunting! The nine islands and rocky ledges making up the Isles of Shoals were divided between the provinces (now states) of New Hampshire (NH) and Maine (ME) during the mid 1600s by their British owners, Frederick Gorges and John Mason. Six miles off the coast and straddling the border of Maine and New Hampshire, the nine small islands known as the Isles of Shoals comprise one of New England's most remarkable maritime treasures. The four southern most islands belong to NH, while the five northern islands, and belong to ME. Blackbeard’s treasure is buried on one of the islands and has never been found. James Allard Jr. was a constable in Gosport, on Star Island. Is that where the Allard treasure was buried?
   

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