Ethan Allen Timeline

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1738—January 21 Ethan Allen was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

1749—Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, makes his first land grant, for the town of Bennington.

1757—Allen joins Litchfield County militia as a private.

1762—Allen becomes part owner of an iron foundry near Salisbury, Connecticut.
         —Allen marries Mary Brownson.

1764—Britain issues the Privy Council Decree, giving all land west of the Connecticut River to New York.

1770—Allen purchases his first two plots of land in the Grants (now Vermont).

1771—Green Mountain Boys organized at the Catamount Tavern in Bennington. Allen is elected colonel commandant.
        —Ethan Allen, Remember Baker, Robert Cochran, and six others declared outlaws by New York.

1773—Onion River Land Company formed.

1775—April 19. American patriots and British soldiers fight at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, beginning the American Revolution.
        —May 10. Allen, with Benedict Arnold at his side, leads Green Mountain Boys in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
        —June 22. Allen and Seth Warner appear before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
        —July 4. New York Assembly hears Allen and Seth Warner and authorizes a Green Mountain Regiment at New York expense.
        —September 24. Allen is captured while attacking Montreal.

1777—"Vermont" is officially named and the Constitution is adopted.

1778—Allen is released from British prision camp in New York.

1779—Allen publishes A Narrative of Col. Ethan Allen's Captivity...

1783—The Revolutionary War ends.
         — Allen's wife, Mary Allen, dies.

1784—Allen marries Fanny Montresor.

1785—Allen publishes Reason, the Only Oracle of Man.

1787—Allen moves to Burlington.

1789—Ethan Allen dies at the age of 51.

1791—Vermont is admitted as the fourteenth state in the union.

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