Nathaniel Allen

Nathaniel Allen
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1821
Preceded byBenjamin Ellicott
Succeeded byElijah Spencer
Personal details
Born1780 (1780)
East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York
DiedDecember 22, 1832 (1832-12-23) (aged 52)
Louisville, Kentucky
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Hilzebeth Akin Allen
ChildrenNathaniel Allen

John Allen

Hilzebeth Allen

Almira Allen Rose

Peter Allen (1926)



Nathaniel Allen (1780 – December 22, 1832) was an American politician, and a United States Representative from New York


Nathaniel Allen was born the second son of Moses and Chloe Ward Allen in what is now East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York before the town was established. He attended the common schools. He married Hilzibeth Akin and they had four children, Nathaniel, John, Hilzebeth, and Almira. His wife, Hilzebth died in 1826.[1]


Allen worked as a blacksmith at Canandaigua, New York before he started his own blacksmith shop at Richmond, near Allens Hill in 1796. He appointed postmaster in Honeoye Falls on July 1, 1811. He was commissioner and paymaster on the Niagara frontier in 1812, and was a militia officer during the War of 1812 as was his Brother Peter Buell Allen. He served as a New York Assemblyman in 1812. He was Sheriff of Ontario County. New York from 1814 to 1819.

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 16th United States Congress for one term, Allen served as U.S. Representative for the twenty-first district of New York from March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1821.[2]

Not a candidate for renomination in 1820, Allen was Supervisor of the Town of Richmond. He engaged in the prosecution of claims for money due in connection with the construction of the Louisville & Portland Canal.


Allen died in the Galt House hotel, while conducting business in Louisville, Kentucky, on December 22, 1832 (age about 52 years). He is interred at Allens Hill Cemetery, Richmond, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Nathaniel Allen". Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Nathaniel Allen". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Nathaniel Allen". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Ellicott,
John C. Spencer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

with Albert H. Tracy
Succeeded by
Elijah Spencer,
Albert H. Tracy