Obadiah Allen was born 19 January 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Elnathan Allen (1666-1735) and Mercy Rice (1670-1727) and died 1781 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Susanah Pratt (1693-1740) 17 May 1720 in Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Jemima Weeks (1701-1739) 19 May 1741 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.
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Research Notes

Obadiah Allen was born on 19 January 1694/95 at Watertown MA. He was the son of Elnathan Allen and Mercy Rice. Obadiah Allen married Susannah Pratt, daughter of John Pratt and Ruth (?), on 17 May 1720 at Framingham, MA; listed as Obadiah of Hopkinton and Susannah of Westborough. Obadiah Allen married Jemima Weeks, daughter of Supply Weeks and Susanna Barns, on 19 May 1741 at Shrewsbury, MA; Jemima Tomlin of Westborough


Offspring of Obadiah Allen and Susanah Pratt (1693-1740)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Daniel Allen (1721-1760)
Obadiah Allen (1723-1790)
Jonathan Allen (1725-)
Lucy Allen (1728-)
Miriam Allen (1730-1771)
Persis Allen (1736-1812) 2 March 1736 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 25 August 1812 Massachusetts Joseph Gleason (1726-1805)

Offspring of Obadiah Allen and Jemima Weeks (1701-1739)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Silas Allen (1742-1771)
Israel Allen (1745-1833)
Susanna Allen (1749-1752)


Offspring of Elnathan Allen and Mercy Rice (1670-1727)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Obadiah Allen (1694-1781) 19 January 1694 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1781 Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Susanah Pratt (1693-1740)
Jemima Weeks (1701-1739)

Anna Allen (1702-1801)
Israel Allen (1705-1783)
Elizabeth Allen (1705-1765)
Mary Allen (1708-1711)
Mary Allen (1711-)
Thankful Allen (1713-1801)
Mercy Allen (1715-)


  1. Historical Society of Watertown (Massachusetts). Watertown Records. (Watertown, Mass.: Press of Fred Barker, 1894-1939), Vol. 2, p. 3. Obediah Allen son of Elnathan & mercy Allen was born Jan'r: 19th: 1694/5.
  2. Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Probate records 1648--1924. (Middlesex County, MA: Massachusetts Probate Court), File 1453 Allen, Obadiah, Shrewsbury 1781. Will of "Obadiah Allen of Shrewsbury ... yeoman", dated 6 Jun 1771, proved 2 Jul 1781, names son Daniel Allen, son Obadiah Allen, son Jonatha [sic] Allen, daughter Lucy Phelps, "my Grandchildren (viz) the Children of my Daughter Meriam Brigham Deceased", daughter Persis Gleason, son Israel Allen of Shrewsbury to be executor.
    1. 4 Jun 1781: heirs cited to appear to consider and prove will
    2. 2 Jul 1781: Bond of Israel Allen Jun'r yeoman as executor of Obediah Allen late of Shrewsbury
  3. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from Barkhamstead, England and settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9. (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), p. 15-16. Children of Elnathan Allen and Mercy Rice: Obadiah, b. 19 Jan 1694-5, m. (1) 17 May 1720 Susannah Pratt, m. (2) 19 May 1741 Jemima (Weeks) Tomlin.
  4. Obadiah Rice 1694 - Edmund Rice Assoc Descendants #1484


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