- Elizabeth Allen, second wife of Rev. Samuel Stone. She was born about 1604 in England. To date, I've been able to learn nothing about her parentage. She was living in Boston at the time of her marriage to Samuel, a widower with three daughters (Rebekah, Mary and Sarah) in July 1641. Together they had two children (Samuel and Elizabeth). Elizabeth outlived Samuel and she later married Lt. George Gardiner of Salem and Hartford. She died at Hartford in 1681. Elizabeth and Samuel Stone were my ninth great-grandparents.
In reply to an inquiry as to the parentage of Elizabeth Allen, Mr. O. P. Allen, of Palmer, Mass., genealogist of Allen families, says: "Nothing to my knowledge, has come to light concerning the parentage of Elizabeth Allen who married Rev. Samuel Stone at Hartford about 1641; but from the fact that she came to Boston at the same time as Rev. Thomas Allen, and both joined the church at Boston at about the same time, in 1639, I am inclined to think she was in some way related to him — as a sister, or cousin. Rev. Thomas Allen was son of John, born in Norwich, Co. Norfolk, England, in 1608. Savage says Elizabeth Allen was a maiden; it does not seem reasonable that a woman would have come over alone, without some relative: so it is a very plausible theory that Elizabeth and Rev. Thomas were relatives."