Hope Allen and his son have the dubious distinction of being my only former ancestors who came into and out of my genealogy twice. The first time was about 30 years ago. The ill-informed Pinkham Genealogy of 1908, claimed that my ancestor Thomas Pinkham of Rochester, N.H. was a descendant of Thomas and Mary (Allen) Pinkham. I later proved that untrue. Next time, I was trying to place my ancestress Sarah Yeaton in the Yeaton family and first thought she was the daughter of Benjamin4 (John3-2 Richard1) and Mary (Mendum) Yeaton. That would have made her a great-granddaughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Allen) Wentworth. Again, I later proved that untrue.
Sarah (Allen) Wentworth and Mary (Allen) Pinkham were sisters, daughters of Edward2 (Hope1) Allen. A third sister Rachel Allen married John2 (Ralph1) Twombly, and I've been kicking around the thought to do an article on the first four generations of that family as well. So, although they are not my ancestors [as far as I can tell], I've collected quite a bit of information on them. I particularly like the jump from Boston, Mass. to Dover, N.H. in the second generation.
- Hope Allen Descendants by Leroy Morse Bailey (typescript at NEHGS, 1988)
- Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Portland, 1939, reprinted Baltimore, 1988), p. 62.
- “Hope Allen and Granddaughter Deborah (Wager) Henchman” by Winifred L. Holman New England Historical & Genealogical Record 102 (1948):177-191.
- Wentworth Genealogy by John Wentworth, 2nd ed. (1878) in three volumes.