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Clinton in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Soldier of The American Revolution

 
 
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By Paul F, July 21, 2010
1. Soldier of The American Revolution Marker
North side of two sided marker
Inscription.  Philip Allen was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on July 9, 1757. At the outbreak of the revolution, 18-year-old Allen enlisted as his brother’s substitute in Captain Packard’s company of Colonel David Brewster’s regiment. Allen served in at least five Massachusetts regiments. He participated in the battles of Half Moon and Bennington. In September 1777, he joined General Gate’s army and was present at the surrender of British General John Burgoyne and his forces at Saratoga, New York.

In 1844, Allen and a large number of his family migrated from New York to Wisconsin, via the Erie Canal. Philip Allen died on July 9, 1845, his 88th birthday and is buried here.
 
Erected 2005 by Wisconsin Historical Society Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution with Generous Contributions from its Members and Allen Descendants. (Marker Number 496.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism
Soldier of The American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 21, 2010
2. Soldier of The American Revolution Marker
South side of two sided marker
War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 42° 34.828′ N, 88° 47.161′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is on Bradford Clinton Townline Road half a mile east of O'Riley Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton WI 53525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Family (approx. 1.2 miles away); Darien Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Bruce (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Crossing (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Old Clinton Water Tower (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Skavlem–Williams Log Cabin (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jefferson Prairie Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away); In the Name of God. Amen. (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
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By Paul F, July 21, 2010
3. Soldier of The American Revolution Marker
Entrance to cemetery
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By Paul F, July 21, 2010
4. Soldier of The American Revolution Marker
Grave site of Philip Allen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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