“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Milan in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

L. C. Allen House

620 Mooreville Road, Milan, Michigan

— Washtenaw County, York Township, Sections 34, T4S Range 6E —

L. C. Allen House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2017
1. L. C. Allen House Marker
Lovatus Chapman Allen moved to the Milan area from Vermont in 1849. "L.C." as he was known, was born in Vermont in 1816. L. C.'s older brother, Harmon Allen, came to Michigan many years earlier and was one of the founders of Milan in 1831. L. C.'s grandfather, Elihu Allen, was a cousin to the celebrated Ethan Allen.

Soon after their arrival, L. C. and his wife, Sarah Dewey Allen became the parents of their third child. Together they raised 8 children. The names of the children were Kate, Mary, Louisa, Laura, Adam, Alice, Ida and, one son, William "Fitch" Allen. At first the family lived in a modest home and then the home at this site was built sometime after L. C. purchased 200 acres from William and Susannah Hanson in 1851.

L. C. Allen was a prominent citizen and successful farmer. He served locally as school teacher, school inspector, and Justice of the Peace. He was elected to two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives on the Union ticket, with his first term beginning in 1862. He represented Augusta, York, Saline, Bridgewater, Manchester and Lodi townships in the 1863-64 term. Sarah Dewey Allen died in
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1880. Lovatus Chapman Allen passed away in 1901 with his daughter Kate and her husband, Franklin Butler, at his side.

Washtenaw County Historic Landmark
Erected by The Washtenaw County Historic District Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 42° 5.58′ N, 83° 42.204′ W. Marker is near Milan, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on Mooreville Road, half a mile west of Platt Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Mooreville Road, Milan MI 48160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Braman Hotel (approx. one mile away); "Murals for Milan" (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named "Murals for Milan" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Milan Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Milan World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Phillips Building (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milan.
L. C. Allen House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2017
2. L. C. Allen House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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