biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ISAAC ALLEN, deceased, late a resident of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in Morgan County, Ky., Dec. 10, 1822. He left his native State at the age of twelve years and went to Indiana with his parents, where they remained until 1852, when they came to Iowa and made settlement in Pleasant Grove Township. His father entered quite a body of land, which Isaac helped him to improve. He also entered forty acres on his own account and bought another forty from his father, which he brought to a good state of cultivation. In November, 1849, Mr. Allen was united in marriage with Miss Margaret E. Henry, and to them two children were born: Thomas, who now lives in Nebraska, and Sarah A., who became the wife of Joseph Bogard, and resides in Poweshiek County. These children were deprived of a mother's care when very young, and Mr. Allen for his second wife married Elizabeth Robbins. They were united Oct. 11, 1855, and became the parents of sir children: John and Martha are deceased; David W., Samuel, Mary J. and Francis are at home. Politically Mr. Allen was a Democrat, and held the office of Township Assessor for three terms. Himself and wife were members of the Christian Church. He was entitled to rank among the early pioneers of this county and passed through all the privations and hardships so common to settlers in that early day. He fairly prospered in life and was an estimable, upright citizen, enjoying the regard of all his friends and acquaintances. His death took place Oct. 4, 1886; his remains were interred in the Boswell Cemetery, in Poweshiek County, Iowa.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy