- Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1904), p. 11. ALLEN, Persis, d. Obadiah and Susanna, [born] Aug. 4, 1735.
- Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), p. 360. GLEASON, Percis, wid. Joseph, [died] Aug. 25, 1812.
- Persis is named as Persis Gleason in her father's 1771 will. At this time there are three couples named Gleason with a Persis as the wife: John and Persis of Marlborough (d/o Abraham Howe as shown by marriage records and father's probate) of Marlborough, Joseph and Persis of Marlborough (see further discussion), Phineas and Persis of Westborough (per Westborough intention dated 1771, Persis Gregory, presumably Persis (Newton) Gregory, widow of Daniel Gregory).
In an apparent error, the Gleason Genealogy, p. 61, says Joseph Gleason m. Persis, "dau. of Gershom and Hannah (Bowker) Allen, who was b. in Marlboro, Mch. 2, 1736". But Hannah Bowker/Bouker married Gershom Howe (not Allen). They did have a daughter Persis Howe (not Allen) on the specified date, but at this point we don't know whether the author wants to say his wife was Persis Allen (in which case the parents are wrong) or Persis Howe? There is a marriage record of Persis Howe of Marlborough to Henry Gaschet in Westborough in 1757 that would appear to be Gershom's daughter (the father died in 1739, so his probate offers no clues about his daughter).
Given that Joseph and Persis Gleason named children Suza and Obadiah, plus the evidence of the will, it appears likely Persis was actually the daughter of Obadiah and Susanna Allen as shown.
|Offspring of Joseph Gleason and Persis Allen (1736-1812)|
|Suza Gleason (1757-)|| |
|James Gleason (1759-1841)|| |
|Mindwell Gleason (1761-1846)|| |
|Zaccheaus Gleason (1762-)|| |
|Sarah Gleason (1764-1825)||5 October 1764 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||31 March 1825 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|| Sylvanus Howe (1765-1815)|
|Rhoda Gleason (1766-1850)|| |
|Silas Perry Gleason (1768-1859)|| |
|Joseph Gleason (1772-1844)|| |
|Obadiah Gleason (1772-)|| |
|Percis Gleason (1775-1851)|| |
|Nathaniel Gleason (1779-)|
|Offspring of Obadiah Allen and Susanah Pratt (1693-1740)|
|Daniel Allen (1721-1760)|| |
|Obadiah Allen (1723-1790)|| |
|Jonathan Allen (1725-)|| |
|Lucy Allen (1728-)|| |
|Miriam Allen (1730-1771)|| |
|Persis Allen (1736-1812)||2 March 1736 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||25 August 1812 Massachusetts|| Joseph Gleason (1726-1805)|
|Offspring of Obadiah Allen and Jemima Weeks (1701-1739)|
|Silas Allen (1742-1771)|| |
|Israel Allen (1745-1833)|| |
|Susanna Allen (1749-1752)|