Born: February 15, 1838, Westford, New York.
Died: October 18, 1878, Cooperstown, New York.
Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, New York.
Allen was a teacher, composer and musical writer. He edited and compiled collections of music for schools and churches, containing many of his own compositions.
For some time, he edited the New York Musical Gazette, and taught music in the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio.
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