One Allen Family of Fort Covington

Submitted by Michael Young and Lisa Slaski

This is NOT a COMPLETE history of this family, nor is it intended to be.

This documentation started as a result of site visitor, Michael Young, requesting help on his family research. Between online information, and local records, we have pieced together a pretty extensive family history for his Allen/Barney/Young family lineage.

The majority of the research has focused on Catherine/Kate Allen, daughter of Charles and Betsey LaRuche Allen. Some further information has been added to fill out the family tree.

If you find an error in this family tree or would like to share information with Mike, send a letter to:

Michael Young
7720 Crescent Ave. apt. #36
Buena Park CA 90620-3943

This Allen family went by two different surnames. In most English documents, their name appears as ALLEN. However in some documents, especially French Canadian documents, their surname appears as BASHAW, BASKA, BASQUE, etc., rather than ALLEN. We begin with the grandfather of Catherine Allen, who was Louis Allen and the first of the family to reside in Fort Covington, Franklin County, NY. His son, Charles, is Catherine's father and they are the direct ancestor's for Mike. A connected family genealogy, of the Barney family, is also found on this site. Henry Barney is the father of Catherine's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Barney Young (married to Reginald Young).

1. LOUIS ALLEN was born about 1808 in Canada. He married ANGALIQUE MARGRETTE LEPAGE in 1842 at Ste-Philomene, Quebec, Canada. She was born about 1813 in Canada. They moved to Fort Covington about 1860 where they are found first in the 1860 census. Louis was a day laborer. Louis died on 21 Apr 1902 and Angaline died on 12 Jun 1906; both died in Fort Covington.


1860 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY Lewis Allen, 48, day laborer, Canada; Angaline, 44, Canada; Lewis, 17, day laborer, Canada; Mary, 15, Canada; John, 13, Canada; Chas., 10, Canada; Phileman (female), 8, Canada; Rosela, 6, Canada; Margret, 5, Canada; Francis (male), 3, Canada

1870 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Lewis Allen, 60, laborer, Canada; Margrette, 50, Canada; Lewis, 24, laborer, Canada; Charles, 22, Canada, laborer; Phebe, 21, Canada; Rosa, 19, Canada; Margrette, 16, Canada; Joseph, 13, Canada

1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Luez, Allen, 64, Canada, servent; Magy, 60, Canada; Magy, 22, Canada, domestic servant; Joseph, 18, Canada;

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 69, laborer, Canada; Angeline, 64, Canada; Joseph, 23, Canada, laborer; Maggie, 24, Canada, servant

1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, Feb 1808, m.62, Canada, imm 1830, day laborer; Margret, Mar 1820, m.62, 8/7, Canada; Margret, Feb 1856, NY, laundress

The Sun, Fort Covington, 24 Apr 1902
Probably the oldest man in town died on Monday night in the person of Louis Baska, or Allen. It is said that he was 93 years of age.

The Malone Farmer, Wednesday, 13 Jun 1906
Fort Covington
One of our oldest inhabitants, Mrs. Louis Allen, died on Tuesday aged about 100 years.

Children of LOUIS ALLEN and ANGALINE are:
1.1. LOUIS ALLEN, b. Jan 1843, m. MARY RUSSELL
1.2. MARY ALLEN, b. abt 1845, d. before 1900, m. ANGUS GHOSTLAW
1.3. JOHN ALLEN, b. Dec 1847, d. 12 Sep 1919, m. MARY.
1.4. CHARLES ALLEN, b. abt 1850, d. 16 Aug 1928, m. ELIZABETH LARUCHE
1.5. PHOEBE ALLEN, b. abt 1852, St. Philomena, Canada, d. 6 Feb 1931, m. JAMES LABAFF
1.6. ROSA ALLEN, b. abt 1854, 21 Jan 1936, m. JOHN VIVLAMORE
1.7. MARGARET ALLEN, b. Feb 1856
1.8. FRANCIS/JOSEPH ALLEN, b. abt 1857.

1.1. LOUIS ALLEN was born about 1843, a son of LOUIS ALLEN and ANGALINE LAPAGE. He was married to MARY RUSSELL.


1870 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Lewis Allen, 28, laborer, Canada East; Mary, 28, NY; Alexander, 4, NY; Mary, 2, NY

1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Luez, Allen, 32, Canada, laborer; Mary, 34, Canada, Elex, 10, Franklin; Mary, 7, Franklin; John, 5, Franklin; Rosz (female), 1, Franklin

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Baskey, 38, laborer, Canada; Mary, 35, Canada; Alexander, 15, NY; Mary, 12, NY; Rosa, 6, NY; George, 2, NY

1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, Jan 1845, Canada; Mary, Jan 1842, 9/5, Canada

1910 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 72, m47, Canada French, hostler, livery; Mary Allen, 72, m47, 9/5, Canada French; George Hence, grandson, 12

1920 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 81, Quebec, Canada French; Mary, 78, Quebec, Canada French

Malone Farmer, 8 Jun 1927
Fort Covington
June 6 - On Sunday morning, May 29th occurred the death of Mrs. Louis Allen, senior, aged 87 years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Hence, senior. She was one of this town's respected and oldest residents and will be greatly mourned by her friends as well as the family. She leaves to mourn her, two daughters, Mrs. John Hence, senior, and Mrs. George Santamore of this town, also two sons, Fred and George to whom much sympathy is extended. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's church, Rev. J. R. Lauzon officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Children of LOUIS ALLEN and MARY RUSSELL are:
1.1.1. ALEXANDER ALLEN, b. 1865, d. 1922, m. MARY BASHAW
1.1.2. MARY ALLEN, b. abt 1868, m. GEORGE SANTAMORE
1.1.3. JOHN ALLEN, b. abt 1870, d. before 1880?
1.1.4. ROSA ALLEN, b. 23 Apr 1874, d. 10 Dec 1934, m. abt 1895 to JOHN/JACK HENCE
1.1.5. GEORGE W. ALLEN, b. 21 Nov 1878, d. 1956, m. LUCY BASHAW
1.1.6. ALFRED/FRED ALLEN, b. 8 Jan 1880, m. NELLIE BARNEY
1.1.7. unknown
1.1.8. unknown
1.1.9. unknown

1.1.5. GEORGE W. ALLEN was born 1878. He married LUCY BASHAW. He died in Fort Covington on 21 Sep 1956.


Fort Covington Sun, Thursday, 27 Sep 1956
Native Resident Dies After Long Illness; Rites Held Tuesday
        Funeral services for George W. Allen, 77, who died at his home here Friday night were conducted from St. Mary's church, Fort Covington, Tuesday morning at nine, the Rev. E. H. Dumas, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary's parish cemetery.
        Death came to the lifelong native resident after a long illness from a heart ailment and recently he had spent some time in the Malone hospital for medical treatment. Despite his ailment he was able to be out every day and was a familiar figure on Fort Covington streets, maintaining his characteristically affable nature throughout his illness.
        Mr. Allen was born in Fort Covington on November 21, 1878, a son of the late Louis and Mary Russell Allen. He was employed for years at the local yard and coal chute of the Canadian National railway until illness forced his retirement some years ago. His wife, the former Lucy Bashaw, died on June 11, 1955. Goerge as he was familiarly called by everyone was a good citizen, a kindly man and a hard worker, who enjoyed the friendship of people in all walks of life.
        Surviving are, one son, Louis G. Allen of Malone; two daughters Mrs. Carl (Lena) Robinson of Malone and Mrs. Vernon (Eva) Tuper, at home; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
        Pall-bearers at the rites were Messrs. Thomas Martin, Edward Dumas, Levi Dupra, A. M. Cappiello, William Barney and Hector Foisy.

1.1.6. ALFRED/FRED ALLEN was born 8 Jan 1880 and married NELLIE BARNEY.


Fort Covington Sun, 13 Jun 1946
Heart Attack is Fatal to Esteemed Fort Man; Rites Held Tuesday
        Mr. Fred Allen, 66, a lifelong resident of Fort Covington, died suddenly at his home here Saturday night at about 9:30 o'clock from a heart attack. Death came to the venerable local man as he and his wife were passing the evening alone at home and he was sitting near a table, conversing with her. He had been in his usual good health and his untimely demise was shocking to his family and many friends. He had suffered a heart attack of serious nature about six years ago.
        Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church here at ten o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. Robert Duford, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery.
        Mr. Allen retired in January 1945 after twenty-three years of service as watchman for the Canadian National railway here. He was born in Ft. Covington Jan. 8th, 1880, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Allen and his whole lifetime was spent in Fort Covington where he was regarded highly among people who knew him best for his many quality characteristics. He was an unassuming man, loyal in the support and confidence of his friends; a hard and steady worker who counted life's store of riches in happiness in his home and in the family circle, showing his great love as a devoted and provident husband and father. During the war years his heart was heavy with worry over the welfare of his sons in service, one a German prisoner for a couple of years; others in combat duty, and it is possible such unrelenting depression of mind and spirits contributed to his untimely passing.
        Mr. Allen's wife is the former Miss Nellie Barney whom he married at St. Mary's Church here in 1903 and who survives.

1.2. MARY ALLEN was born about 1845 and married ANGUS GHOSTLAW before 1870. It appears that Mary died and Angus remarried to a younger woman.


1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
residing with John Bascaw, 25, Canada and Mary Bascaw, 21, his wife; as boarders (perhaps Mary Allen Ghostlaw's brother, John? - next house is "Luez Allen" father of Mary)
Angis Goslaw, 31, Canada, laborer (boarder); Mary, 28, Canada, domestic servant; Angis, 10, Franklin; Slina, 9, Franklin; George, 7, Franklin; Benny, 2, Franklin

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Angus Gouslaw, 45, NY, laborer; Mary, 36, Canada; Salina, 14, NY; John, 12, NY; George, 8, NY; Benjamin, 7, NY; Maria, 5, NY; Angus, 2, NY

1900 US Federal Census, Bangor, Franklin, NY
Angus Ghastlaw, Jun 1, 1831, m16, Canada, farm laborer; Martha, May 6, 1857, m16, 2/2, NY; Annie, Jun 9, 1889, NY; Mammie, Mar 25, 1894, NY

Children of MARY ALLEN and ANGUS GHOSTLAW are:
1.2.1. ANGUS GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1865, d. before 1880?
1.2.2. SELINA GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1866
1.2.3. JOHN GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1868
1.2.4. GEORGE GHOSTLAW, b abt 1871
1.2.5. BENJAMIN GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1873, d. 23 Mar 1918, m. LOUISE BARNEY
1.2.6. MARIA GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1875
1.2.7. ANGUS GHOSTLAW, b. abt 1878

Children of ANGUS GHOSTLAW and MARTHA are:
ANNIE GHOSTLAW, b. 9 Jun 1889
MAMIE GHOSTLAW, b. 25 Mar 1894

1.2.4. GEORGE GHOSTLAW was born about 1871, a son of ANGUS GHOSTLAW and MARY ALLEN. He moved to Bridgeport, CT where he later died and is buried. He was never married.


Fort Covington Sun, 23 Mar 1950
Fort Native Expires in Bridgeport, Conn.
        Mr. George Ghostlaw, 79, of Bridgeport, Conn., a brother of Mr. John Ghostlaw, Sr., of Bombay, passed away March 8 at his home.
        A native of Fort Covington he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus Ghostlaw. He never married. Many years ago, Mr. Ghostlaw moved to Bridgeport where he was employed until his retirement a few years ago.
        He is survived by two brothers, John of Bombay and Angus of Saranac Lake; his stepmother of Malone and a half-sister, Miss Mamie Ghostlaw of Malone.
        Funeral services were conducted in Bridgeport and burial made there.

1.3. JOHN ALLEN was born in Dec 1847 in Canada, a son of LOUIS ALLEN and ANGALINE LAPAGE. John was married about 1875 to MARY and they had 3 children, of which 1 died before 1900.


1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
John Allen, Dec 1847, m25, Canada (French), day laborer; Mary, Feb 1856, m25, 3/2, NY; John, Mar 1877, widowed, NY, day laborer; George, Sep 1880, NY, day laborer; Harry, grandson, Mar 1898, NY

The Malone Farmer, 17 Sep 1919
Fort Covington
        Friday September 12, at 6 o'clock, occurred the death of John Allen Sr., at his home on Salmon St. He has been in poor health for some time but the end was unexpected. Mr. Allen has always been a life-long resident of this town and a good American citizen. He leaves to mourn his death a kind and devoted wife and two sons, George and John Allen Jr., three sisters, Mrs. John Vivlamore and Mrs. James Labaffe both of Malone and Mrs. David Light of Valleyfield; also two brothers, Louis and Charles Allen Sr. both of this town. Funeral will be held Tuesday morning at St. Mary's church; interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

The Sun, 9 Dec 1926
Allen - At the County House, Malone, N.Y., on December 9th, 1926, the widow of John Allen (Baska), aged 75 years. (a later article tells of her two sons coming in to town for the burial in the spring)

Children of JOHN ALLEN and MARY are:
1.3.1. JOHN JOSEPH ALLEN, b. 1 Mar 1877, Fort Covington, d. 26 Oct 1933, m1. unknown, m2. ANNIE ARQUETTE
1.3.2. GEORGE EDWARD ALLEN, b. 9 Sep 1880, Fort Covington, m. GEORGIANNA
1 unknown child, died before 1900

1.4. CHARLES ALLEN was born about 1850 in Canada, a son of LOUIS ALLEN and ANGALINE LAPAGE. He came to Fort Covington by 1860 with his parents. Between 1875 and 1880 he married ELIZABETH LARUCHE. Charles died 16 Oct 1928 and his wife died in 1942.


1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles, 28, Canada; Elizabeth, 22, Canada; Charles Jr., 2, Franklin; Elizabeth, 1, Franklin

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, 27, laborer, Canada; Betsey, 26, Canada; Charles, 7, NY; Francis, 4, NY; Louis, 1, NY

1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, Oct 1850, Canada, imm. 1858, m31; Betsey, Jan 1851, NY, m31, 12/8; Louie, 21, Feb 1879, NY; Peter, Sep 1880, NY; Kate, Aug 1882, NY; Frank, May 1886, NY; John, Sep 1891, NY; William, Aug 1885, NY; Andrew, Feb 1897, NY

1905 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, 56, Canada (Fr), day laborer; Lizzie, 53, US; John, 13, US; William, 11, US; Andy, 7, US; Kathay Gardner, daughter, 22, US; James Gardner, grandchild, 2, US; Mamie, grandchild, 1, US

1910 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, 60, head; Elizabeth Allen, 62, wife; Kate Gardiner, 26, daughter; John Allen, 16, son; Willie Allen, 14, son; Sandy Allen, 12, son; James Gardiner, 7, grandson; Mamie Gardiner, 5, granddaughter; Henry Gardiner, 3, grandson

1915 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen Sr., 66, Canada (French), cement worker; Elizabeth, 65, Canada (French); John, 22, US; William, 19, US; Andy, 17, US; James, grandson, 13, US; Mamie, granddaughter, 11, US; Henry, grandson, 9, US

1920 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, sr., 72, imm 1857, na 1868, Quebec, Canada (French); Mary E., 63, imm 1858, Ontario, Canada (French), washer woman, private family; James, grandson, 16, NY, cutter, moccasin factory; Henry, grandson, 14, NY

1925 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charlie Allen, 76, Canada (French), 57 years in US; Elizabeth, 75, Canada (French), 66 years in US, Naturalized in 1879 in Franklin.

The Malone Farmer, Wednesday, 17 Oct 1928
Fort Covington
Oct 15 - Charles Allen, senior, almost a life-long resident of Fort Covington, died at his home on High St. Tuesday night at 10:30 at the advanced age of 82 years. Deceased suffered a severe shock on the Friday previous to his death from which he never rallied. He seemed in his usual health until Friday and it was a great shock to his family as well as his friends although he was not robust for some time past. He leaves to mourn him a devoted wife, one daughter, Mrs. Kate Hodge, of Malone and seven sons namely: Louis, Peter and Andy Allen of Malone, Charles, Junior of Massena, Frank of Jamaica, Vt., John of Bombay and William Allen of this town, also two sisters, Mrs. John Vivlamore of Malone and Mrs. David Light of Huntingdon, Que. Much sympathy is extended to them in their sad and untimely bereavement. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's church on Friday morning, Rev. Father J.R. Lauzon officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Fort Covington Sun, 8 Jan 1942
Old Mrs. Allen Burned to Death Friday When Fire Destroy's Home.
        Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsey) Allen, 90, was burned to death Friday evening when fire destroyed her home on High street here about 5:30 o'clock. It was one of the worst tragedies to occur here in recent years. James Bashaw, 60, a boarder in the home, escaped from the flames after trying futilely to rescue the old lady. He suffered serious burns about the face, arms and hands as he was driven from the burning house.
        The fire is believed to have been caused by an exploding oil stove in the kitchen wing of the house. The two-story wooden structure was totally destroyed. A strong westerly wind fanned the flames to great heat but the wind was in the right direction to carry the sparks and flying embers away from neighboring houses. Firemen with several hose lines strung, concentrated largely upon the kitchen part where Mrs. Allen had been. A great crowd gathered at the sound of the alarm and volunteers did splendid work.
        There are conflicting reports regarding the details of the tragedy. One is that Mrs. Allen had been able to get out after the fire had started but that she returned to the kitchen apparently to retrieve some forgotten keepsake. Mr. Bashaw in attempting to rescue her was driven out by the flames. Mrs. Allen's body, burned beyond recognition, was recovered near the kitchen door from under a pile of debris as quickly as the fired cooled at great risk by volunteers.
        The nonagenarian was the widow of Charles Allen who predeceased her twelve years ago. She was born at Fort Covington Center, her maiden name being Betsey Laruche and was a lifelong resident of this community.
        Her age is given here as ninety years which friends believe is correct. However there are records showing her birth to have occurred on July 10, 1847, making her 94 and probably the oldest person in this vicinity. She was a very smart old lady with an active mind, and active physically for her advanced years.
        Surviving are six sons, Charles, Massena; Louis, Peter and Andrew of Malone; Frank of Jamaica, Vt., and William of Fort Covington; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hodge, Malone; one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Perry, Fort Covington; 37 grandchildren and 37 great grand children.
        Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Mary's church, Fort Covington and burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery.

1.4.1. CHARLES ALLEN, b. 7 OCT 1872, d. 25 Aug 1945, m. abt 1897 to MARY HENCE
1.4.2. ELIZABETH ALLEN, b. about 1874, d. young
1.4.3. FRANCIS ALLEN, b. about 1876, d. young??
1.4.4. LOUIS ALLEN, b. Feb 1879, m. IDA MAY BASHAW
1.4.5. PETER ALLEN, b. 22 Oct 1881, ALICE BASHAW
1.4.8. JOHN ALLEN, b. Sep 1891, m. MILLIE NETTLES
1.4.9. WILLIAM ALLEN, b. 2 Aug 1894, m1. MARY BASHAW, m2. Mrs. MARY MONTROSE MCGEE
1.4.10. ANDREW JOSEPH ALLEN, b. 18 Feb 1897, m. 23 Oct 1920 to MELVINA BRUDASH
1.4.11. unknown
1.4.12. unknown

1.4.1. CHARLES ALLEN was born 7 Oct 1872 in Fort Covington and died on 25 Aug 1945. He was married to MARY HENCE about 1897. His year of birth is given as 1868 in his obituary, but the earliest census records provide a year of birth of approximately 1871 or 1872. In resided in Fort Covington until at least 1920, but he moved about 1922 to Massena and is found there in the 1930 census.


1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, Oct 1871, m2, NY, day laborer; Mary, Dec 1876, m2, 1/1 Canada French; Myra, Sep 1898, NY

1905 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, 34, US, day laborer; Mary, 28, Canada (French); Mira, 6, US; Henry, 2, US; Persey (son), 6 months, US; Frank (brother), 18, US, day laborer

1910 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, 38, m1-12, NY, laborer odd jobs; Mary, 33, m1-12, 6/4, Canada (French); Myra, 11, NY; Henry, 7, NY; Percy, 5, NY; Lyle, 3, NY; Moses Hence (uncle), 37, widowed, Canada (French), laborer odd jobs

1915 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, jr., 43, US, truckman; Mary A., wife, 37, Canada (French), 20; Myra B., 16, US, waitress hotel; Henry A., 12, US; Percey C., 10, US; Lyle O., 8, US; Roy J., 1, US

1920 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Charles Allen, jr, 47, NY, laborer (father born in Quebec); Mary, 43, Ontario; Lyle, 12, NY; Roy, 5, NY; Henry Hence (father in law), 71, widowed, Ontario

1930, US Federal Census, Massena, St. Lawrence, NY
Charles Allen, 57, m at 25, NY, laborer, aluminum plant; Mary A., 53, m at 19, Canada (English); Lyle O., 23, NY, laborer, coal yard; Roy J., 16, NY;
        residing in the same home
James G. Gardner, 27, m at 23, NY, laborer, aluminum plant; Beatrice, 23, m at 20, NY; Albert LaFrance (grandson), 2, NY
So, who's grandson is Albert LaFrance? James Gardner wouldn't be old enough. Albert is a grandson of Charles (not James Gardner), as confirmed by the 1940 census.

1940 US Federal Census, Massena, St. Lawrence, NY
Charles Allen, 68, b. Fort Covington; Mary A., 62, b. Somerstown, Ontario; J. Albert (grandson), 12, b. Massena

The Massena Observer, 14 Oct 1926
Mrs. Russell Rogers has returned from Selby, Calif., and will spend the winter in town with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen on Maiden Lane.

Malone Evening Telegram, Malone, N.Y., Monday, 27 Aug 1945
Charles Allen, Malone Native, Dies Suddenly
        Charles Allen, aged 76, native of Fort Covington, died suddenly at his home in Massena, Saturday, Aug. 25, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in Malone Friday visiting his brothers and attending the fair.
        He was born on Oct 7, 1868, the son of the last Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, Fort Covington.
        Twenty-five years ago he moved from Fort Covington to Massena where he has since resided.
        About 43 years ago he was united in marriage with the former Miss Mary Hence of Fort Covington.
        Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Henry, and Percy, California, and Lyle and Roy, Massena, one daughter, Myra, Michigan, four brothers, Louis, Peter and Andrew of Malone, and William of Hogansburgh, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Hodge, Malone.

Fort Covington Sun, Malone, N.Y., 30 Aug 1945
Charles Allen of Massena, Ft. Covington Native, Passes Away Suddenly
        Charles Allen, aged 76, native of Fort Covington and a widely known horse trainer and driver, died suddenly at his home, 88 Center St., Massena, Saturday morning at seven o'clock.
        Mr. Allen had attended Malone fair the previous day. Arriving home at 11:30 p.m., he had visited a while with his daughter, Mrs. Russell Rogers of Detroit who had come that day to Massena, before retiring. He was apparently in his usual health but suffered a stroke in bed and passed away.
        The deceased was born in Fort Covington Oct 7, 1868, a son of the last Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen. As a young man he married Miss Mary Hence of Fort Covington and in 1919 the family moved to Massena.
        Surviving besides his wife are, a daughter and four sons, Mrs. Russell (Myra) Rogers, Detroit; Henry, and Percy, of California, and Lyle and Roy, of Massena; four brothers and one sister, Louis, Peter and Andrew of Malone, and William of Bombay, Mrs. Kate Hodge, Malone.

The Massena Observer, 12 Aug 1946
Mrs. Mary Allen will Reside in Hazel Park, Mich.
        Mrs. Mary Allen, 94 Water St., a resident of Massena for 28 years, left Saturday morning for Hazel Park Mich, where she will reside with a daughter, Mrs. Russell Rogers.
        Mrs. Allen, the former Miss Mary Hence, was born in Canada and was married to the late Charles Allen in Fort Covington 43 years ago. The couple came to Massena in 1918 and Mr. Allen obtained employment at the local aluminum plant. He was very active in the horseracing field and was a familiar figure with his horse and sulky at the Nightengale race prior to his death a year ago.
        Mrs. Allen has five children, Ray and Lyle, Massena, and Henry, Englewood, Calif., and Percy, Big Bear Mountain, Calif., and the daughter, Mrs. Rogers, Hazel Park, Mich.

Social Security Applications and Claims
Albert Allen, jr.; b. 6 Apr 1928, Massena, St. Lawrence, NY; d. 15 Jun 1989; father, Albert Rogers; mother, Myra Allen

Children of CHARLES ALLEN and MARY HENCE are: MYRA B. ALLEN, b. Sep 1898, m. RUSSELL ROGERS HENRY ALEXANDER ALLEN, b. abt 1903 PERCY CHARLES ALLEN, b. 29 Nov 1904, d. 2 Jun 1971 LYLE O. ALLEN, b. abt 1907 MARY ANN ALLEN, b. unknown, d. young ROY J. ALLEN, b. 10 Feb 1914, d. May 1980 MYRA B. ALLEN was born Sep 1898, a daughter of CHARLES ALLEN and MARY HENCE. She married RUSSELL ROGERS. She had several children and appears to have had one child out of wedlock.


The Massena Observer, 16 Jun 1938
Grandson of Massena People Passes Away
        Robert Rogers, age 14, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, 9 Water St., died at Detroit today after a three days' illness.
        The boy, a native of Detroit, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rogers, Mrs. Rogers, before her marriage, being Miss Myra Allen of Massena. Mrs. Rogers has been away from Massena for the past 20 years.
        The deceased is survived by his parents, two sisters, Elizabeth and Paddy, and a brother, George.

1.4.2. ELIZABETH ALLEN was born about 1874, a daughter of CHARLES ALLEN AND ELIZABETH LARUCHE.


She likely died very young as she is only found in the 1875 census.

1.4.3. FRANCIS ALLEN was born about 1876, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE.


He likely died young as he is found only in the 1880 census and another younger brother is also named Francis/Frank. Also, in the 1900 census, Elizabeth is said to have had 12 children with only 8 living at this time, so he certainly had died by 1900, but probably sometime before 1886 when the younger brother was born.

1.4.4. LOUIS CHARLES ALLEN was born on 11 Feb 1879, a son of CHARLES and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. He died on 23 Jul 1954. He married IDA MAE BASHAW. She was born on 3 Nov 1885 a daughter of George and Mary Gorrow Bashaw.


1905 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Lewis Allen, 26, US, day laborer; Ida M., 21, US; Mary E., 1, US

1910 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 36, m1-8, NY, wireman, telephone; Ida, 25, m1-8, 3/3, NY; Edith, 5, NY; Cecelia, 3, NY; Agnes, 11 months, NY

1915 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 37, US, telephone repairer; Jane, 28, US; Mary E., 11, US; Celia, 9, US; Agnes, 6, US; Viola, 4, US; Beulah, 1, US

1920 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 41, NY, Electrician; Ida, 34, NY; Edith, 15, NY; Cecilia, 13, NY; Gertrude, 10, NY; Viola, 8, NY; Bulah, 6, NY; Marion, 2, NY

1925 NYS Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 46, US, electrician; Ida, 39, US; Gertrude, 16, US; Viola, 13, US; Beulah, 11, US; Marion C., 7, US; Chas. L. 5, US; Frances, 2, US; Carmen, 21 days, US;
        next house
Joseph O. Burgess, 26, US, day laborer; Edith M., 21, US; Edna, 3, US; Reta, 1, US

1930 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 51, m at 21, NY, electrician, independent; Ida, 44, m at 16, NY, laborer, houscleaning; Gertrude A., 20, NY; Beaulah E., 16, NY; Marion K., 12, NY; Charles L., 10; Frances, 7, NY; Carman, 4, NY; Betty, 2, NY; Elizabeth, 2, NY; Edith Burgess (daughter), 25, widowed, NY; Edna Burgess, granddaughter, 8, NY; Reta Burgess, granddaughter, 6, NY

1940 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Louis Allen, 58, NY, laborer, WPA; Ida, 54, NY; Agnes, 31, NY; Charles, 20, NY, woodsman, CCC; Frances, 17, NY; Carmon, 15, NY; George Bashaw, 82, widowed, NY, grandfather

The Sun, 22 May 1924
LaMondie - Allen - at Notre Dame Church, Malone, N.Y., on May 19th, 1924, by Rev. T. Campeau, Mr. Harold L. Lamondie and Miss Celia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Allen.

Children of LOUIS CHARLES ALLEN and IDA MAE BASHAW are: MARY EDITH ALLEN, b. 29 Jun 1904, m. JOSEPH BURGESS (d. 1928), m2. 31 Aug 1956 to CLINTON DUPREE CELIA RUTH ALLEN, b. 28 Oct 1906, d. 28 Jan 1959, m1. 19 May 1924 to HAROLD LAMONDIE (d. in 1952), m2. 14 Feb 1953 to MILTON GHOSTLAW AGNES/GERTRUDE MARY ALLEN, b. 4 May 1909, d. 8 Jul 1976, never married. VIOLA ALLEN, b. abt 1911, m. ALFRED LAMONDIE BEULAH ALLEN, b. 11 Dec 1913, d. 1 May 1981, m. ALLEN DEROCHIE MARION C. ALLEN, b. 13 Jul 1917, d. 29 Apr 1988, m1. JAMES BASHAW (d. 1964), m2. 12 Nov 1967 to JOSEPH NIZNIK CHARLES L. ALLEN, b. abt 1920, m. RUTH. FRANCES ALLEN, b. abt 1923, m. MARVIN KEARNS CARMEN ALLEN, b. abt 1925 BETTY ALLEN, b. abt 1927, d. as an infant. ELIZABETH ALLEN, b. abt 1930, d. before 1940?, not listed in any family obituares DAVID ALLEN, b. unk, listed in various family obituaries.

1.4.5. PETER ALLEN was born 22 Oct 1881, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. He married ALICE BASHAW. He died 16 Dec 1953.


1905 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Peter Allen, 24, US, day laborer; Alice M., 19, NY; Sandy J. (son), 4 months, US

1910 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Peter Allen, 28, m1-7, NY, farm laborer, truck farm; Alice, 21, m1-7, 5/2, NY, washerwoman, working out; Sandy A. (son), 4, NY; Victoria, 3, NY

1915 NYS Census, Fort Covington, NY
Peter Allen, 27, US, assistant butcher; Alice, 25, US; Sandy, 10, US; Gertrude, 1, US

1920 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Peter Allen, unk age, NY, laborer; Alice, 32, NY; Alexander, 13, NY; Gertrude, 7, NY, Willis, 3, NY

1925 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
Peter Allen, 45, US, truckman; Mary, 35, US; Alexander, 19, US; Gertrude, 12, US; Willis, 10, US; James, 3, US; Louis, 8 days, US

1930 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Peter Allen, 50, m at 24, NY, laborer, auto parts; Alice B., 42, m at 16, NY; Gertrude, 17, NY; Willis, 13, NY; James H., 7, NY; George L, 5, NY

Rites in Malone for Peter Allen, 72, Former Fort Resident
        Mr. Peter Allen, 72, of 19 Front street, Malone, a native of Fort Covington, died at 7:30 Wednesday morning, December 16, in Malone hospital following a long illness. He had been ill since last March.
        Mr. Allen was born in Fort Covington, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen on October 22, 1881. He moved to Malone many years ago. He had worked as a roofer and had been employed for a considerable time by the Esso Company.
        He married the former Alice Bashaw who survives. He also leaves 4 sons, Alexander, Willis, James and George of Malone; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Debyah of Malone; three brothers, Louis and Andy of Malone, and William of Fort Covington; a half brother, James Gardner of Watertown; a sister, Mrs. Kate Hodges of Syracuse; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
        Funeral services were held Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. John Bosco church, Malone. The Rev. Edward Rivette, pastor, was celebrant of the high mass of requiem.

Note: it's interesting to see the "half brother" of James Gardner. In one census, James is listed as an adopted son of Charles Allen and Elizabeth Laruche. I guess this is where the half-brother comes in. However, James is actually the son of Kate/Catherine Allen, a sister of Peter's which would make him the uncle of James Gardner, not a half brother.

Children of PETER ALLEN and ALICE BASHAW are: ALEXANDER J. ALLEN, b. 1905 VICTORIA ALLEN, b. abt 1907, d. before 1915? GERTRUDE ALLEN, b. abt 1914 WILLIS ALLEN, b. abt 1917 JAMES H. ALLEN, b. abt 1922 GEORGE LOUIS ALLEN, b. 1925

1.4.6. CATHERINE/KATE ALLEN was born Aug 1882, a daughter of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE.

Unravelling Catherine's history is a challenge. She has been married several times, and had at least one child out of wedlock with a man to whom we're not yet sure if she ever married. This branch of the family has ongoing research and may change as we find out more information.

Catherine is known to have first married FRANK GARDNER on 13 Jun 1902, by the Catholic priest of St. Mary's church in Fort Covington. Little has been found on Frank, so far. According to their marriage certificate, he is the son of Joseph Gardner and Ellen Bean of Malone. The surname is also found as Garner and Gamelin in records for this family, but it is not clear to which specific family residing in Malone in 1880 or 1900, he belongs with.

Apparently while married to Frank, she had two children out of wedlock with HENRY BARNEY. I say apparently, as we have yet to find a marriage record, the first child's baptism record clearly states that she was illegitimate, and the next marriage record we find for Catherine states that it was her second marriage. Henry appears to have resided elsewhere while working, while Kate remained with her parents. Henry died on 20 Jul 1916.

Catherine is not found on the 1915 census, though her 3 children are still with her parents.

Catherine then married LOUIS JONES on 4 Jan 1919. According to this marriage record, this was her second marriage and she was previously divorced on 24 Jun 1918 in Amsterdam, NY, but it does not name the previous husband. The divorce is likely the reason why they were married by the pastor of the M.E. Church of Malone, as they were both Roman Catholic and at this time the Roman Catholic church frowned upon divorces. Louis died on 12 Aug 1919 and his funeral services were held in the Notre Dame Catholic church of Malone. For some reason, his obituary states that only 2 step children survived him, yet all 3 were still living in the 1920 census with their grandparents.

Catherine then married HENRY HODGES on 31 Dec 1919, at the Baptist parsonage in Malone. They have not yet been found in the 1920 census, but they are found thereafter, in Malone, on the census records. He died on 13 May 1946 in Malone, NY. Note that his obituary incorrectly identifies "Mrs." James Gardner as a step child, whereas it was James Gardner himself who was the step child and does not identify his previous marriage(s).

Catherine was married last to JOHN VERMITTE. She died on 5 Feb 1963 in Syracuse, NY. Note that her obituary states that she had four sons, Oscar, Charles, Lawrence and Leon Hodges, whereas they were step sons from her marriage with Henry Hodges.


1905 NYS Census, Malone, Franklin, NY (see Charles Allen, #1.4. for 1905 census with Catherine in it)
Henry Hodges, 25, US, day laborer; Selina, 23, US; Harold J., 6, US; Francis, 3, US

1910 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY (see Charles Allen, #1.4. for 1910 census with Catherine in it)
Henry Hodge, 32, m1-6, unknown, laborer, odd jobs; Salina Hodge, wife, 28, m2-6, 5/4, NY; Harold Jones, boarder, 10, NY; Francis Jones, son, 7, NY; Henry Hodge, son, 4, NY; Oscar Hodge, son, 2, NY

1915 NYS Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Henry Hodges, 36, US, laborer odd jobs, Sylina, 35, US; Harold Jones, stepson, 16, US; Francis Jones, stepson, 13, US; Chas. H. Hodges, son, 10, US; Oscar Hodges, son, 8, US, Lawrence Hodges, son, 5, US; Martha M., daughter, 2, US

1925 NYS census, A.D. 01 E.D. 07, Malone, Franklin county, NY
Henry Hodges, head, 46; Kate, wife, 42; Chas., son, 19; Oscar, son, 17; Lawrence, son, 14; Martha, dau, 12; Leon, son, 10; Eleanor, dau, 2; Bernadette, dau, 28 (should be days); Mamie Allen, step dau, 22

1930 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Henry Hodges, 51, m at 26, NY, gas maker, light & power; Kate, 49, m at 19, NY, laborer, housecleaning; Oscar J., 22, NY, laborer, odd jobs; Lawrence, 19, NY, laborer, odd jobs; Martha, 17, NY; Eleanor H., 7, NY; Bernadette E., 5, NY

1940 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Henry Hodges, 62, NY, utility man, gas plant; Katherine, 57, NY; Oscar, 32, NY, utility man, gas plant; Elinore, 17, NY; Bernadette, 15, NY

Fort Covington Town Clerk, Marriage Record:
Reg. No. 542, 13 Jun 1902
Frank Gardner, of Malone, age 21, white, farmer, born in Malone, NY, father Joseph Gardner, mother Ellen Bean
Katey Basken, married name Gardner, of Fort Covington, age 19, white, born in Fort Covington, father Chas. Baskin, mother Lizzy Larouche
        by the Rev. Jas. McGowan, jr. (Pastor R.C. Church), recorded 7 Jul 1902

Fort Covington Town Clerk, Birth Records:
        Reg. No. 1024: Gilbert James Gardiner, b. 19 Feb 1903, in Fort Covington, white male, Mother's first child, maiden name of mother: Kate Allen, married name: Gardiner, age 19, b. Ft. Covington, NY, name of father: Frank Gardiner, laborer, age 20, b. Malone, NY, doctor: James A. Suart, M.D., registered on 6 Mar 1903.
        Reg. No. 1100, Mary Elizabeth Barney, b. 5 May 1904, in Fort Covington, white female, Mother's second child, both living, Mother's maiden name: Catherine Allen, married: Gardiner, age 21, b. in Fort Covington, father's name: Henry Barney, laborer, age 25, b. Fort Covington, doctor: Jas. A Swart, M.D., date filed: 6 May 1904.

St. Mary's of the Fort Parish Records (original in Latin - first names have been anglaisized)
        19 Mar 1903, baptism of James Gardner, son of Francis Gardner and Catherine Gardner, b. 19 Feb 1903, sponsors Francis and Ida Allen, clergyman J. McGowan.
        7 May 1904, baptism of Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Barny and Catherine Baska, "ex mat. Illeget." - illegitimate marriage/birth. Sponsors were Carolus Baska and Rosa Santimo, clergyman was J. McGowan.
        16 May 1906, baptism of William Henry, son of Henry Barney and Catherine Baska, b. 22 Apr 1906.

The Sun, Fort Covington, 23 Aug 1906
Henry Barney, who has been working in Clayton for some time past returned home on Tuesday.

The Sun, Fort Covington, 20 Oct 1910
Henry Barney has returned home from Clayton for a short holiday. Old "Pene" says that's the place to live in, but then, there's no place like home.

The Malone Farmer, 2 Aug 1916
Barney - At Cape Vincent, N.Y., July 20th, Henry Barney, aged 37 years. Interment in Ft. Covington.

NYS Marriage Records
Louis Jones, of Malone, NY, age 48, 1st marriage, fireman, b. Bangor, NY, father Henry Jones, b. Canada, mother Mary Garreau, b. Canada
Katherine Allen, of Malone, NY, age 28, 2nd marriage, divorced on 24 Jun 1918 at Amsterdam, N.Y., of Malone, NY, housework, b. Fort Covington, NY, father Charles Allen, b. Canada, mother Elizabeth LaRush, b. Canada
        license 4 Jan 1919, married 4 Jan 1919, in Malone, NY, Clergyman Clyde M. Gearhart, witness Charlie LaBouf and Josephine LaBouf

Malone Evening Telegram, Tuesday, 12 Aug 1919
Death of Louis Jones
        Louis Jones died suddenly this morning at 7:15 o'clock at the Fire Department building where he was employed, from an acute attack of indigestion, aged 46 years. He leaves a wife and two step children, and the following sisters, Mrs. Anna McDonald, Mrs. Phoebe Shanty and Mrs. Ezra Blair, and one brother, Joseph, all of Malone.
        The funeral will occur from Notre Dame Church Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, interment in Notre Dame cemetery.
        Mr. Jones came to his work this morning after experiencing slight illness at his home earlier in the morning and soon complained of a severe headache and indigestion. He grew rapidly worse, and Dr. Wilding was sent for. The physician did what he could for him, but found the man was beyond aid.
        The deceased had been in the employ of the street and fire department for the past ten years, and was faithful and trustworthy, having the confidence of the village officials and those of the fire department in all matter entrusted to him.

Civil Marriages
31 Dec 1919, in Malone, Franklin, NY
Henry Hodges, age 40, son of James Hodges and Eliza E. McDonald
Kate Allen Jones, age 36, daughter of Charles Allen and Betsy Laruse

Malone Farmer, 7 Jan 1920, page 4
        Hodges-Jones - at the Baptist parsonage, Malone, Dec. 31, Mr. Henry Hodges and Mrs. Katie Allen Jones, both of Malone.
        The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBoeuf, of Malone. The groom is employed by John Duffin and they will make their home in this village.

Malone Evening Telegram, Tuesday, 14 May 1946
Henry Hodges Dies at 66; Was Long Ill
        Henry Hodges, 66, died at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at his home, 66 Coffee st., after an illness of several years.
        He was born in Malone on august 14, 1879, the son of John and Elizabeth McDonald Hodges and lived his entire life here. In 1919 he married the former Miss Kathrine Allen, who survives. He was a retired worker of the Malone Gas Works.
        Besides his wife he is survived by four sons and three daughters: Charles, Oscar, Leon and Lawrence all of Malone; Mrs. George (Eleanor) Noreault, Mrs. William (Bernadette) Pritchard, and Mrs. Romeo (Martha) Recore, all of Malone; two step-children, Mrs. Reginald Young, Rochester, N.Y.; and Mrs. James Gardner, Watertown; two brothers, Joseph and William Hodges, Malone; one sister, Mrs. Henry Vivlamore, Malone, and 21 grandchildren.
        Funeral arrangements will be found in the funeral column, Funeral Notices.

The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, 6 Feb 1963
Mrs. Vermitte Dies at Home
        Mrs. Catherine E. Vermitte, 79, of 502 Niagara St., who died yesterday at her home after a long illness, leaves 110 survivors.
        A native of Fort Covington, Mrs. Vermitte had lived in Syracuse 13 years and was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church.
        Mrs. Vermitte is survived by her husband, John Vermitte; four sons, Oscar, Lawrence and Charles Hodges, all of Malone, and Leon Hodges of California; three daughters, Mrs. Mae Young of Rochester, Bernadette Pritchard and Mrs. Hazel Noreault; three step-sons, Fred, Francis and Harold Vermitte; three step-daughters, Mrs. Romeo Recore of Malone, Mrs. Florence St. Germain and Miss Veronica Vermitte of New York City; 43 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
        Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Greenleaf Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
        Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga St.

Malone Evening Telegram, 30 Jun 1924
Henry Hodges, of Coffey street, was before Police Justice Bigelow today on a charge of assault in the 3rd degree, in which his wife, Kate Hodges, was the complainant. The defendant entered a plea of guilty and received a suspended sentence. The court stated that he took this action in the interest of keeping peace in the family and because of the element of provocation which appeared in the case.

Syracuse Journal, 12 Apr 1926
This article talks about the large fines imposed in Federal court on many violators of the Dry Law, from Northern NY. The title is: "Judge Imposes Dry Law Fines of Over $12,000; Many, Unable to Pay, Ready to Start Serving Jail Terms". The following is a portion of the text which refers directly to Henry Hodges. The one other thing to note was that the judge dismissed charges against several wives who were arrested along with their husbands (as was Catherine).
        Henry Hodges of Malone, a stationary fireman earning $20 a week and with a wife and children, was fined the most.
        "I plead guilty, Judge," Hodges said. "If you send me to jail send me to the Franklin County jail. I can't pay a fine, no matter how small it is."
        "Do you want to go to jail?" asked the incredulous court.
        "No other way out of it," replied Hodges.
        "All right, I find you $2,500, $500 on each of the first two counts and $1,500 on the third. Your sentence is to run concurrently, so you'll get out in 30 days on a pauper's oath."

Malone Farmer, 20 Oct 1926, page 7
Henry Hodges charged with stealing S. J. Flanagan's pocketbook containing $55, had his examination Friday and Justice Burno held him in $1000 bail for the Franklin county grand jury on the charge of grand larceny in the second degree. Flashing a $50 bill in a local pool room seems to have brought about Hodges' Waterloo. (may or may not have been our Henry Hodges)

Malone Farmer, 14 Jan 1931, page 1
Local Couple Held After Raid on Home
        Henry Hodges and his wife, Kate Hodges, of Malone were arrested following a raid upon their home Sunday by prohibition agents. Officers claim to have found and seized 22 bottles of home brew beer.
        Brought before U.S. Commissioner M. H. Burno the couple demanded a hearing and their case was adjourned. Bail in the sum of $1000 was demanded of the woman and her husband's was set at $3000. Mrs. Hodges obtained bail but her husband was committed to the Franklin county jail.

Children of CATHERINE ALLEN and FRANK GARDNER are: JAMES GARDNER, b. 19 Feb 1903, Fort Covington

Children of CATHERINE ALLEN and HENRY BARNEY are: MARY "MAE" ELIZABETH BARNEY, b. 5 May 1904, Fort Covington, m. REGINALD YOUNG WILLIAM HENRY BARNEY, b. 22 Apr 1906, Fort Covington

Children of SELINA LABUFF (first wife of HENRY HODGES), d. 1918, and PETER JONES (d. 29 Apr 1904) are:
HAROLD JOSEPH JONES, b. Jul 1899, d. 29 Sep 1918 in action in WWI
FRANCIS JONES, b. abt 1902
a third unknown child, born between 1900 and 1904, according to Peter Jones' death notice, but must have died between 29 Apr 1904 and the 1905 census record, as he was not listed with her and her 2nd husband, Henry Hodges.

OSCAR HODGES, b. abt 1908
LAWRENCE HODGES, b. abt 1910
MARTHA MAE HODGES, b. 31 Mar 1913, d. 16 Sep 1970, m. ROMEO RECORE
LEON HODGES, b. abt 1915


Children of JOHN VERMITTE (d. Nov 1966) and MARY MAUDE RUSSELL (there may have been others) are:
FRED VERMITTE, b. 25 Jan 1912, Malone, Franklin, NY, d. 16 Nov 1964, Wells, Elko, NV
FLORENCE VERMITTE, b. abt 1915, d. 7 Dec 1969, in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY, m. HAROLD ST. GERMAIN
BERTHA WINIFRED VERMITTE, b. abt 1919, m. 13 Feb 1934 to Maurice Cole
FRANCIS VERMITTE, b. 25 Apr 1920
HAROLD VERMITTE, b. 9 Oct 1924, d. Feb 1987
VERONICA VERMITTE, b. 17 Oct 1928 JAMES GILBERT GARDNER was born on 19 Feb 1903 in Fort Covington, a son of CATHERINE ALLEN and FRANK GARDNER. He was married on 15 Apr 1926 in Malone, Franklin, NY, to BEATRICE MAE RUSHLOW. Many of his earlier records are under his mother's portion of this document.


Malone Evening Telegram, Friday, 26 Jun 1942
Beverly and Donald Gardner, children of Mr. and Mrs. James Gardner, of Watertown and formerly of Malone, are spending the summer with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hodges, 107 Amsden St.

Children of JAMES GILBERT GARDNER and BEATRICE MAE RUSHLOW are: MARILYN GARDNER, b. 25 Feb 1931 BEVERLY E. GARDNER, b. 31 Oct 1932 DOUGLAS GARDNER, b. abt 1933, m. DONALD JAMES GARDNER, b. 18 Apr 1934 PHILLIS GARDNER, b. abt 1936 ROBERT A. GARDNER, b. abt 1939 DAVID MURRY GARDNER, b. 4 Dec 1940 BEVERLY E. GARDNER MARY/MAMIE/MAE ELIZABETH BARNEY was born on 5 May 1904 in Fort Covington, a daughter of CATHERINE ALLEN and HENRY BARNEY. She was married to REGINALD YOUNG. Many of her earlier records are under her mother's portion of this document.


Malone Evening Telegram, Saturday, 12 Mary 1927
Mrs. Henry Hodges and daughter Elinor of 42 Coffey St. and Mrs. Margaret Lamica of 7 Front St. leaves today for Rochester where they will attend the wedding of Mrs. Hodges daughter, Miss Mamie Allen to Reginold Young of that city. The wedding will take place on March 17th. Miss Allen was formally of Malone.

Marriage Certificate
No. 53338, 18 Apr 1927, Rochester, Monroe, NY
Reginald Hugh Young, residing at 250 Hayward Ave, age 22, steel worker, b. Canada, son of Fred E. Young (b. USA), and Jennie Watson (b. Scotland), his first marriage
Mary Elizabeth Barney, residing at 332 East Ave, age 22, at home, b. Fort Covington, NY, daughter of Henry Barney (b. USA) and Catherine Allen (b. USA), her first marriage married on 16 Mar 1927 WILLIAM HENRY BARNEY was born on 22 Apr 1906 in Fort Covington, a son of HENRY BARNEY and CATHERINE ALLEN. He died at the age of 14 on 30 Aug 1920 in Fort Covington. Many of his earlier records are under his mother's portion of this document.


Plattsburgh Sentinel, 31 Aug 1920
Malone Boy Drowned at Fort Covington
        William Henry Allen, 14-year-old son of Mrs. Kate Allen, of Factory street, Malone, was drowned in the Salmon River at Fort Covington late yesterday afternoon.
        The boy had been visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen of Fort Covington, and went with a party of friends for a swim in the river near the Fay residence about half a mile south of Fort Covington. He could not swim very well and when he slipped off a ledge into a deep hole his companions realized the danger and tried to help him. One of the Fay girls reached him but she was almost drowned in a futile attempt to save him.
        The body was recovered several hours later and was viewed by Coroner McArtney who permitted its removal to Malone. ELEANOR HAZEL "TEDDY" HODGES was born about 1923, a daughter of CATHERINE ALLEN and HENRY HODGES. She was married to GEORGE NOREAULT and died on 18 Nov 2009.


Malone Evening Telegram, Tuesday, 27 Jun 1944
Geo. Noreault Arrives in England
        Mrs. George Noreault has received word that her husband T-Sgt George Noreault has arrived safely somewhere in England.
        T-Sgt. Noreault has also served nine months in the South Pacific with a United States Army Medical Corps.
        He entered the service on November 11, 1942. He ahs three brothers in the armed forces, Gerald, who is also in England, Charles and Raymond, both still stationed in the United States.
        They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Noreault, Fay Corners, and formerly of Malone.
        T-Sgt. Noreault's wife the former Miss Eleanor H. Hodges is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hodges of 107 Amsden st., while her husband is in the armed forces.

Syracuse Post Standard
Hazel "Teddy" E. Noreault November 18, 2009 Hazel "Teddy" E. Noreault, 86, of Syracuse, died November 18, 2009 at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Malone, NY, she had been a Syracuse area resident for 55 years. She worked for many years in the nursing profession at several area nursing homes and hospitals. She was predeceased by a daughter, Bonita Gay. She is survived by a daughter, Darlene M. (Jerry) Rouselle; a son, Paul P. (Marion) Noreault; her longtime companion, Ernest Saumier, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Funeral Chapel. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd. E. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 7, 6725 Lyons St., E. Syracuse, NY 13057 BERNADETTE E. HODGES was born on 2 MAY 1925, a daughter of CATHERINE ALLEN and HENRY HODGES. She was married to WILLIAM PRITCHARD and she died on Mar 1983

1.4.7. FRANK WILLIAM ALLEN was born in May 1886, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE, and died on 3 Jan 1944. He was married to SARAH WINNIFRED BROWN.


1920 US Federal Census, Lisbon, Grafton, NH
residing with Bert R. Wright, 41, b. NH

Frank was residing with his brother, Charles, in Fort Covington in the 1905 NYS census.

Frank W. Allen, 30, NY, general hand, wire factory; Sara W., 22, MA; John M., 5, NH; Frederick B., 1, NH

1930 US Federal Census, Jamaica, Windham, VT
Frank W. Allen, 40, m at 24, NY, general laborer; Sarah W., 32, m at 15, MA; J. Martin, 16, NH; Frederick B., 11, NH; Loise V., 9, VT; H. Priscilla, 5, VT; Sarah C. Brown, 59, mother in law, IL

1940 US Federal Census, Jamaica, Windham, VT
Frank W. Allen, 51, NY, laborer, lumber mill; Sarah W., 42, MA; Frederick B., 21, NH; Priscilla, 15, VT; Sarah C. Brown, 69, mother in law, widowed, IL

Death Certificate
Jamaica, VT, Frank William Allen, b. 25 May 1887, Fort Covington, NY, laborer, sexton, parents Charles Allen, b. Fort Covington Center, NY and Elizabeth Laruche, d. 3 Jan 1944, wife S. Winnifred Brown, age 46

Children of FRANK WILLIAM ALLEN and SARAH WINNIFRED BROWN are: JOHN MARTIN ALLEN, b. 20 Jan 1914, NH, d. 9 Nov 1972, VT, m. 15 Aug 1934 to ANGELINE SYBIL HODGIN FREDERICK BROWN ALLEN, b. 4 May 1918, NH, d. 25 Apr 2006, VT, m. 20 Jan 1950 to IRENE A. BENSON LOIS VIRGINIA ALLEN, b. 14 Mar 1921, VT, may have married FRANKLIN M. HOWE HELEN PRISCILLA ALLEN, b. 3 Nov 1924, VT, d. 18 Jul 2009, VT, m. 3 Oct 1945 to LOUIS EARL NICHOLSON

1.4.8. JOHN ALLEN was born in Sep 1891, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE.


1920 US Federal Census, Bombay, Franklin, NY
John Allen, 26, NY, laborer, moccasin factory; Mildred, 27, NY, laborer, moccasin factory; Grace, 9 months, NY; Benjamin, 2, NY; James (nephew), 17, NY
next door is Alfred Nettles, widowed, 62 - probably related.

1930 US Federal Census, Bombay, Franklin, NY
John Allen, 36, m. at 22, NY, cutter, maccasin factory; Millie, 36, m at 22, NY, match marker, maccosin factory; Benjamin, 12, NY; Grace, 11, NY; Margaret, 10, NY

1940 US Federal Census, Bombay, Franklin, NY
John Allen, 47, NY, cutter, slipper factory; Millie, 46, NY, machine operator, slipper factory; Benjamin, 22, RR section hand

Malone Evening Telegram, Wednesday, 4 Sep 1940
Bombay Man Dies at His Home
        John Allen, 48, died at his home in Bombay this morning at 9:30. He had been in failing health for 18 months.
        Mr. Allen was born in Fort Covington Sept 7, 1891, a son of Charles Allen and Betsy Larue. He spent his boyhood days at Fort Covington and on Aug. 26, 1915, married Millie Nettles. They have since lived at Bombay where he was employed by the Consolidated Slipper Company.
        Mr. Allen leaves to mourn his death his wife and three children, Miss Margaret Allen, Miss Grace Allen and Benjamin Allen, who all reside at home; his aged mother, one sister, Mrs. Henry Hodge, of Malone and seven brothers, Chas. of Massena, Frank, of Vermont, Andy, Louis, Peter and James of Malone, and William of Fort Covington.
        The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's Church, Bombay, on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

Children of JOHN ALLEN and MILLIE NETTLES are: BENJAMIN ALLEN, b. abt 1918 GRACE ALLEN, b. abt 1919 MARGARET ALLEN, b. abt 1920

1.4.9. WILLIAM DAVID ALLEN was born in 2 Aug 1894, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. He was married first to MARY/MAMIE BASHAW, by whom he had a number of children. He was married second to Mrs. MARY MONTROY MCGEE


1920 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
William Allen, 25, NY, laborer, farm; Mamie, 22, NY; Elizabeth M., 2, NY; Helen, 2 months, NY;

1930 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
William D. Allen, 35, m at 21, NY, laborer, odd jobs; Mary F., 37, m at 23, NY, washerwoman; Elizabeth M. 13, NY; Mary F., 8, NY; Alice R., 6, NY; Agnes M., 3, NY; Norman F., 1, NY; George F., 3 months, NY

1940 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
William Allen, 39, NY, laborer, farm; Mamie, 43, NY; Mary, 19, NY; Norman, 11, NY; Marjorie, 10, NY; Genevieve, 4, NY

Fort Covington Sun, Thursday, 11 May 1961
William Allen, Native of Fort, Dies in Hospital, Saturday.
        William D. Allen, 65, of Rte. 3, Malone, formerly of Fort Covington, died Saturday morning at the Malone hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He had bee in ill health for several years.
        He was born in Fort Covington August 2, 1895, and had always lived in the area. He was twice married. His first wife, Mary Bashaw, died in 1954. In 1955 he married the former Mrs. Mary Montroy McGee of Brushton and they resided at Brushton until three years ago when they moved into the Town of Constable.
        Survivors include six children born of his first marriage, a son Norman of Fort Covington; five daughters, Mrs. Michael (Marjorie) Woods, of Westville, Mrs. Elizabeth Collins of Syracuse, Mrs. Eugene (Alice) Jock of Ft. Covington, Mrs. walter (Mary) Jock of North Lawrence and Mrs. Archie (Genevieve) Bossey of Plattsburgh; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Katie Vermette of Syracuse and several nieces and nephews.
        His body was in repose at the Murphy Funeral Home, Malone, and last rites were held Tuesday morning at St. Mary's church in Brushton with burial in the parish cemetery.

Children of WILLIAM DAVID ALLEN and MARY/MAMIE are: ELIZABETH ALLEN, b. abt 1918. HELEN ALLEN, b. 1920, died before 1930? MARY F. ALLEN, b. abt 1922. ALICE R. ALLEN, b. abt 1924. AGNES M. ALLEN, b. abt 1927. NORMAN F. ALLEN, b. abt 1929. MARJORIE ALLEN, b. abt 1930. GENEVIEVE ALLEN, b. abt 1936.

1.4.10. ANDREW JOSEPH ALLEN was born in 18 Feb 1897, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. He married MELVINA BURDASH.


1930 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Andrew Allen, 32, m at 21, NY, laborer, light and power; Vina, 26, m at 17, NY; Dorothy, 8, NY; Gene (son), 6, NY; Robert, 4, NY; Richard, 2, NY

1940 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Patrick Allen, 42, NY, forman, gas plant; Vina, 30, NY; Dorothy, 18, NY; Eugene, 16, NY; Richard, 12, NY; Betty, 8, NY; Theresa, 4, NY; Joan, 3, NY; Peggy, 6 months, NY

Children of ANDREW JOSEPH ALLEN and MELVINA BURDASH are: DOROTHY ALLEN, b. abt 1922. EUGENE ALLEN, b. abt 1924. ROBERT ALLEN, b. abt 1926, d. before 1940? RICHARD ALLEN, b. abt 1928. BETTY ALLEN, b. abt 1932. THERESA ALLEN, b. abt 1936. JOAN ALLEN, b. abt 1937. PEGGY ALLEN, b. abt 1940.
other children born after 1940?

1.5. PHOEBE ALLEN was born about 1852, in St. Philomena, Canada, a daughter of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. She was married to JAMES LABUFF about 1870. Phoebe died 6 Feb 1931.


1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY (same house as Louis Allen)
James Labaff, 22, Canada, laborer; Pheba, 24, Canada; Pheba, 1, Franklin

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
James Labof, 27, laborer, NY; Phoeba, 25, Canada; Mary, 6, NY; Phoeba, 3, NY

1900 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
James labuff, May 1840, m30, NY, labor; Pheba, Dec 1848, m30, 7/6, Canada; James, Sep 1879, NY, labor; Charles, Sep 1886, NY; Mary, Mar 1888, NY, George, Jun 1892, NY

1910 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
James Labuff, 61, m1-36, NY, odd jobs; Phoebe, 60, m1-36, 7/6 (or 7/5?), Canada (French); James, 30, NY, odd jobs; George, 19, NY, odd jobs

Malone Evening Telegram, 9 Feb 1931
Last Rites are Held Here for Mrs. P. Labuff
        Last rites for Mrs. Phoebe LaBuff, 82, 2343 held this morning at 8:00 o'clock at Notre Dame church.
        Mrs. LaBuff passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Rose Vivlamore of 75 Front street, Friday at 8:00 o'clock. She was born in St. Philomena, Canada, and for the past thirty years had resided in Malone. Her earlier years were spent in Fort Covington.
        The deceased was a Gold Star mother, having a son killed in the World War.
        Surviving are on son, Charles LaBuff of Malone, and one sister, Mrs. Rose Vivlamore of Malone. She also leaves several grandchildren.

Children of PHOEBE ALLEN and JAMES LABUFF are:
1.5.1. MARY PHOEBE LABUFF, b. abt 1874
1.5.2. PHOEBE LABUFF, b. abt 1877
1.5.3. JAMES LABUFF, b. Sep 1880
1.5.4. CHARLES LABUFF, b. Sep 1886
1.5.5. MARY LABUFF, b. Mar 1888
1.5.6. GEORGE LABUFF, b. Jun 1892
1.5.7. unknown

1.6. ROSA ALLEN was born about 1854, a daughter of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. She was married to JOHN VIVLAMORE. Rosa died on 21 Jan 1936.


1875 NYS Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY (same house as Louis Allen)
John Bielamore, 24, Franklin, farmer; Rosa, 23, Canada; John, 2, Franklin

1880 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
John Vivlamore, 30, laborer, NY; Rosa, 27, Canada; John, 7, NY; William, 2, NY

1900 US Federal Census, Fort Covington, Franklin, NY
John Vivlamore, Jan 1842, m26, NY, day laborer; Rosa, Aug 1857, m26, 10/7, NY; Joseph, Feb 1879, day laborer, NY; Henry, Feb 1886, NY; Ida, Jan 1888, NY; William, Jul 1890, NY; Mable, Mar 1893, NY

1920 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Rose Vivalmore, 67, widowed, NY, day laborer; Joseph, 40, single, NY, day laborer; Mable Deer, daughter, 23, married, NY; Rosy, granddaughter, 3, NY

1930 US Federal Census, Malone, Franklin, NY
Rose Vivlamore, 77, widowed, Canada French; John C. Vivlamore, son, 57, widowed, NY, odd jobs; Joseph Vivlamore, son, 51, single, NY, odd jobs; Ida Burgette, daughter, 41, m20, NY; Mabel Dies, daughter, 37, divorced, NY; Phebe LaBuff, sister, 80, widowed, Canada French

The Malone Farmer, 8 Jun 1910
Vivlamore - At Fort Covington, May 27, after a short illness of pneumonia, Wm. Vivlamore, son of Mrs. John Vivlamore, aged 16 years.

Malone Evening Telegram, 22 Jan 1936
Death of Mrs. Vivlamore at age of 89 Years.
        Passes Away at Home, 52 Catherine Street, After Illness of One Year. Funeral to Be Held at Fort Covington.
        Mrs. Rose Vivlamore, 89, widow of John Vivlamore, passed away last night at 6:30 o'clock at her home, 52 Catherine street, following a year's illness.
        Mrs. Vivlamore was born in Canada, her maiden name being Rose Allen. She was married about 70 years ago at Fort Covington to John Vivlamore whose death occurred 35 years ago. She resided for a time at Fort Covington but a greater part of her life was spent in Malone.
        Mrs. Vivlamore was a member of Notre Dame Church. She was the last of a large family.
        Surviving are three daugthers: Mrs. Christy Mulverhill, Mrs. Ida Burgett and Mrs. Mabel Deo of Malone; two sons: Joseph and Henry Vivlamore, both of Malone; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
        The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the Catholic Church at Fort Covington. Burial will be at Fort Covington.

Children of ROSA ALLEN and JOHN VIVLAMORE are:
1.6.1. JOHN VIVLAMORE, b. abt 1873, d. 13 Oct 1929
1.6.2. WILLIAM VIVLAMORE, b. abt 1878 (perhaps the same person as Joseph listed next?)
1.6.3. JOSEPH VIVLAMORE, b. Feb 1879
1.6.4. CHRISTIE VIVLAMORE, b. 2 Mar 1882, d. 21 Jun 1965, m. JOHN MULVERHILL
1.6.5. HENRY VIVLAMORE, b. 28 Feb 1886, d. 15 Mar 1958, m. 21 Oct 1908 to GERTRUDE HODGES
1.6.7. WILLIAM VIVLAMORE, b. Jul 1890
1.6.8. MABEL VIVLAMORE, b. Mar 1893, m. Mr. DIO/DEAL/DEER
1.6.9. unknown
1.6.10. unknown

1.7. MARGARET ALLEN was born in Feb 1856. Nothing further is known at this time.

1.8. FRANCIS/JOSEPH ALLEN was born about 1857, a son of CHARLES ALLEN and ELIZABETH LARUCHE. Nothing further is known at this time.