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Letter from P. K. KILBOURN to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 19, 1858.

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Title: Letter from P. K. KILBOURN to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 19, 1858.

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  • Kilbourn, P. K.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from P. K. KILBOURN to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 19, 1858., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/pkkgpm580619 (accessed July 24, 2014)

Letter from P. K. KILBOURN to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 19, 1858.

Transcribed by : Ellen M. Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Litchfield, Connecticut,
June 19, 1858.



Hon. Geo. P. Marsh:

My Dear Sir Your letter to our worthy Town Clerk, making enquiries as to the date of the birth of Ethan Allen, has been handed to me for reply. The place of his nativity having long been a matter of dispute among Biographers and Historians, the undersigned was, a few months since, appointed on a Committee of "The Litchfield Co. Hist. & Antiquarian Society," to investigate the subject & make report. The Report, as presented to the Society, was copied into the Burlington Free Press of Jan. 1, 1858, to which I refer you. The date of his birth, not being then under consideration, was only referred to incidentally, but the record therein given is conclusive, viz.:

"On the 1st page of the 1st Book of Births, Marriages & Deaths, among the Litchfield Town Record, occurs the following entry --

"'Joseph Allen and Mary Baker were joyned together in marriage by ye Rev. Mr. Anthony Stoddard of Woodbury, March 11, 1736-'7."

"A subsequent entry on the same page is as follows:

""Ethan Allen ye son of Joseph Allen and Mary his wife was born January ye 10, 1737- '8.""

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Our Land Records and the records of our Town Meetings conclusively show that Joseph Allen (father of Ethan) was a resident of Litchfield from 1728 to 1740, & that during the year last named he removed to Cornwall in this county.

Sincerely & Truly Yours,

P. K. Kilbourn note:Secretary Litchd Co. H. & Ant. Society.

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