Source: J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J. Families, (Rockaway, N.J., Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902)
The following data given me many years ago by the late James Madison ALLEN at Newark, who had made many researches of the Allen family at Rockaway hold good to-day. I have added and corrected a few of the data that have come under my own researches, and from the collector of the Alling-Allen families of Connecticut and from the Allens at Chicago, Ill., and others. George P. ALLEN writes me from New Berlin, Fla., that he has failed to make any connections with the Roger ALLING family, of New Haven, Ct., whose descendant, Samuel, came to Newark, N.J., and some of his descendants to Morris county. The name has many spellings, and the families quite numerous in Central New Jersey. Captain Job always wrote ALLEN, while some one engraved on his tombstone the name ALLIN.
Tradition says that Samuel ALLEN and sons, Ebenezer and Job, came from the north of Scotland, where they had been imprisoned for their religious opinions, and first landed at Amboy, N.J. Job came from thence, while still a young man, to Rockaway previous to 1730, and built a forge there at that date, known after as the "Job Allen Iron Works." They were located about two hundred yards above the present dam. The Sanitarium farm at Denville, comprising two or three hundred acres was owned by him at this time. His wife's name, according to the old deeds and papers, was Christiana, and they were probably not married earlier than 1735 or 6, as the first child Anna was born 1737. No mention was ever made among the old papers at Rockaway of his father Samuel or his brother Ebenezer, and it may have been possible that Christiana was his second wife. He was at this early date the founder and builder of the first iron industry at Rockaway, not very large in that day compared with the present, and may be said to have been the founder and builder of the first church at Rockaway, as some of the frame work was made as early as 1752. He was an early member of the Morristown Presbyterian church where some of his children were baptized, while the church at Rockaway was building. He was carpenter, miller and forgeman; constructed some of the first roads and bridges, and many of the first dwellings, when every nail used was hand-made.
This family [ALLEN], like many others once so prominent in the early enterprises of old Rockaway and Morris county, is now nearly extinct and the name continued in many of the Western States. The name Job continued to the fourth generation in this family, was perpetuated in the Talmage family, and also in the Hill family to the present day. See Talmage and Hill families.
The following of the ALLEN lines were probable descendants of Roger, of New Haven, and connected with the families of the present date, were also prominent in Morris county.
Captain Samuel ALLEN, born Nov. 27, 1751, married Hannah, daughter of Epenitus BEACH, the son of Zopher, of Newark, July 4, 1779, died Dec. 15, 1828. She was born Oct. 29, 1761, died Mar. 1851.
Samuel ALLEN, justice of the peace, lived at Shongum, N.J., died 1810, buried at Rockaway, His wife, Abigail, died Oct. 24, 1809, buried at Rockaway. His son,
[In another section of the Rockaway Records we find another Allen family.]
Edward, the progenitor, had sons:
Aaron ALLEN, a son of Jacob, who settled in Hanover, was born Nov. 17, 1735, married Abigail BONNELL Nov. 28, 1750, died June 1824. Children:
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