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Elisha Hunt ALLEN
American congressman, lawyer and diplomat, and judge and diplomat for the Kingdom of Hawaii
Source : Tim DOWLING
Elisha Hunt Allen was born in New Salem, Massachusetts. His father was Massachusetts minister, lawyer, and politician Samuel Clesson Allen (1772–1842) and mother was Mary Hunt. He attended New Salem Academy and graduated from Williams College in 1823.
Allen was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1828 he married Sarah Elizabeth Fessenden. They had four children, but she died in 1845. In 1830 he moved to Bangor, Maine and entered into practice with John Appleton (born 1804), who would subsequently become Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court. Appleton would also marry Allen's sister Sarah in 1834.