Here lies the Body of
Coll. JOHN ALLEN Esqr.
who departed this Life
October the 17th, 1767
in the 85th Year
of his Age.

Colonel John Allen was a Chilmark gentleman. He was a wealthy man, a large land holder and a speculator, and was High Sheriff of the county from 1714 to 1733. He was the son of James Allen and Elizabeth Partridge, and the husband of Margaret Homes. For more information, see The Allen Family Project.


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