Martha Allen

Compiled by Kara Seager-Segalla

Posted on, last updated 2006-01-11

Used by permission



ID: I0135

Name: Martha ALLEN 1

Sex: F

Birth: 28 SEP 1845 in Thatcham, Cold Ash, Berkshire, England

Death: 21 SEP 1939 in Kaysville, Utah, USA

Burial: A50 21 7, Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah

Religion: L.D.S.

Occupation: Housekeeper, housewife


Martha Allen Robbins

Original Pioneer of 1861

Compiled by Carolyn Jensen

Edited with addition by Kara Seager-Segalla, 1999


Birthdate: 26 Sept. 1841, Cold Ash, Berkshire, England

Death: 21 Sept. 1939, Kaysville, Davis Co, Utah

Parents: John Allen & Hannah Willis

Pioneer: 26 Sept. 1861

Spouse: Charles B. Robbins

Married: 7 July 1865, Salt Lake City, Utah

Death Sp: 10 Nov. 1905, Logan, Cache Co., Utah

Children: Frank Allen, born 27 Sept. 1867 (died in childhood); Florette, born 12 July 1869; and Martha, born 27 March 1871 (died in infancy).

Martha Allen was a brilliant student in England and earned tokens of commemoration from the Queen of England and the English schools she attended. She sailed on the packet ship, "Manchester", with her widowed mother, two brother, and two sisters. They arrived in New York on May 16, 1861. They traveled from New York to Council Bluffs, Iowa where they joined a group of Saints to cross the plains. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 26, 1861.

Martha lived with the Bishop family in Tooele as their housekeeper. She also worked for Sarah Daft. Eventually, Martha went to Logan to help her married sister. This is where she met Charles Burtis Robbins.

After Martha and Charles Burtis Robbins were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah, they spent time at Promontory Point where Charles had a contract with the railroad.

After her husband passed away in 1905, Martha traveled back east to the World's Fair in St. Louis and several trips to Chicago. She also traveled to California several times. She loved nature, beautiful sunsets, and the grand mountains. She lived with her grand daughter for the last ten years of her life. She still took daily walks and helped with housework at the age of ninety.

Martha passed away at the age of ninety-five in Kaysville, Utah.

Concerning Florette Robbins:

Florette Robbins married Paul Thomassen on Oct. 30, 1888 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had nine children: Paul R., Martha (died in infancy), Marguerite, Clifford (died in infancy), Ferris R. Roetta Vilate, Verdon Robbins, Arthur W., and Peter Olaf. Florette Robbins Thomassen died Feb. 6, 1915 in Kaysville, Utah.



1. Personal history of Carolyn Jensen


Father: John ALLEN b: ABT 1825

Mother: Hannah WILLIS b: ABT 1827


Marriage 1 Charles Burtis ROBBINS b: 21 SEP 1834 in Reckleston, Burlington, New Jersey, USA


  1. Frank Allen ROBBINS b: 27 SEP 1867 in Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  2. Florette ROBBINS b: 12 JUL 1869 in Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  3. Martha ROBBINS b: 26 MAR 1871 in Logan, Cache, Utah, USA



  1. Title: 1870 census for Logan, UT; 1920, 1930 census for Kayville, UT