Nathaniel Allen Edit Profile
He attended the common schools.
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.
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. 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 Gault 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.
Member of New York State Assembly, 1812. Member United States Ho.