Edward R. Allen M.D.
(Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio)
Edward R. Allen, M. D. one of the oldest physicians of Pike County, was born in Chenango County, New York, September 17, 1822. His father, Timothy Allen, was a native of Massachusetts born, July 14, 1790. He was married in New York to Mrs. Patience (Randall) Stedman, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, born August 4, 1786. In the fall of 1836 they removed to the northern part of Ohio, and in 1838 came to Pike County, Ohio and located in Sunfish Township. They had a farm of 140 acres. Mr. Allen died July 15, 1853, and Mrs. Allen October 10, 1863. They had a family of eight children, and Mrs. Allen had four by her former marriage. Edward is the fourth of the children of Timothy Allen. His education was received at Guilford, New York, and Summit County,Ohio. When seventeen years of age he commenced teaching school in Mifflin Township, and with short intermissions taught till 1841. From 1841 till 1845 he studied medicine with Dr. O. J. Phelps, teaching during the winter. In 1846 he commenced the practice of medicine at Beavertown (now Beaver), but a year later returned to Piketon and opened a drug store, relinquishing his practice in the country. He has for many years been a prominent politician of the county. His first office was that of County Surveyor, which he held one year. In the fall of 1851. He was elected a Representative in the State Legislature, and served till 1855. In 1856 he was appointed Clerk of the Probate Court, and in 1857 was elected Probate Judge and served three years, but in 1860 was defeated on account of efforts made by him to retain the county seat at Piketon. In 1863 he was elected to the office, and February 1, 1864, removed to Waverly, at the same time transferring his drug store to this place, it now being in the possession of his nephew, A. A. Adams. Dr. Allen served as Probate Judge till 1876, when, on account of failing health, he declined renomination and retired from active political life. He now confines his attention to the office work of his profession, having done no outside practice for several years. Ile was married January 20, 1848 to Amanda M. Allison, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.
History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - 1884
Published by the Scioto County Genealogy Society
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Pike Co. Genealogy & Historical Society
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