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Daniel ALLEN
Laverna CHENEY
NOTE:  When handwriting is sloppy, it can be difficult, even impossible, to tell the difference between "Daniel" and "David."  My readings of the census records below are the same as those of the indexers.  I can't speak for the tombstone reading or the submitter to the IGI.  The balance leans to "Daniel."  Or maybe one's his middle name and the other his first name, which is the reason they flip back and forth.
Husband:  Daniel / David ALLEN 
Birth:  1829, NY probably in Covington, Genesee Co., NY
Death (æ 70y):  7 Feb 1899
Disposition:  buried Maplewood Cemetery, Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY
Father:  Earl ALLEN
Mother:  Eunice __?__
Marriage:  15 Jun 1851
Wife:  Laverna / Lavina CHENEY
Birth:  30 Apr 1830, Somerset, Niagara Co., NY
Death (æ 59y):  25 Apr 1889
Disposition:  buried Maplewood Cemetery, Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY
Father:  Elijah CHENEY
Mother:  Delilah FITTS
Children born in Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY:
1.  George E. ALLEN, b. 1853/4
2.  Lewis ALLEN, b. Feb 1860; died young, unless he's Ray
3.  (Rev.) Ray ALLEN, b. 1860/1; 4 Mar 1938; bur. Maplewood Cem., Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY
4.  Cora L. ALLEN, b. 1866/7
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, New York

Sources (n.b., in Genesee County, "Towns" are the equivalent of townships):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
David ALLEN
Birth: 1829, USA; Death: 1899
Marriage: 1853
Spouse: Laverna CHENEY
Birth: 1830, USA; Death: 1889
Father: Elijah CHENEY; Mother: Delilah FITTS
Source: patron submission

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31-32 of 44 indexed "David"):  Pavilion P.O., Town of Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY, Roll M653_756 (Book 1), pp. 797-798, PN 31-32, enumerated 30 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
246 251 David Allen 31 M   Farmer     New York
    Laverna Allen 30 F         New York
    George Allen  6 M         New York
    Lewis Allen 3/12 M         New York
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  252 Eunice Allen 51 F     4000 600 New York
    Adeline Allen 22 F   Seamstress     New York
    William Allen 20 M   Farmer     New York
    Sarah Allen 19 F   School Teacher     New York
    Mary Allen 14 F         New York
Eunice is David's widowed mother.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 41 indexed "Daniel"):  Stafford P.O., Town of Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY, Roll M593_939, p. 687A, PN 27, 238/231, enumerated 20 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Allen Daniel 41 M W Farmer 6000 1470 New York
  "   Lavina 40 F W Keeping House     "
  "   George E 16 M W       "
  "   Ray 10 M W       "
  "   Cora L  3 F W       "
  "   William 30 M W Farmer     "
Carlisle Minerva 59 F W Domestic Servt     "
Listed next to Laverna's half-brother, Edward CHEENEY.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 38 indexed "Daniel"):  Pavilion, Genesee Co., NY, Roll T9_835, p. 638B, PN 30, SD 10, ED 14, enumerated 16 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
282 287 Allen Daniel W M 51     / Farmer   NY NY NY
    _____ Laverna W F 50 Wife   / Keeping house   NY VT NY
    _____ Ray W M 20 Son /   Journalist   NY NY NY
    _____ Cora W F 13 Dau /   at school / NY NY NY
Listed three households from Daniel's brother, William ALLEN, who is two households from Laverna's half-brother, Edward CHEENEY.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  Maplewood Cemetery, Pavilion, Genesee, New York (online in the FTP files of USGenWeb; submitted by Leilani Spring):
Surname; Given; Maiden; DOB; DOD; Birthplace; Age; Grave; Remarks
ALLEN  Daniel  1829  7 Feb 1899  70y  A-51  Husband of Laverna Allen; Married 15 Jun 1851
ALLEN  Laverna Cheney  30 Apr 1830  25 Apr 1889  Somerset NY  59y  A-51  Wife of Daniel Allen; Dtr of Elizah Cheney; Married 15 Jun 1851
ALLEN  Ray (Rev)  4 Mar 1938  Pavilion NY 77y  A-51 ... Son of Daniel & Laverna Allen; ... Car accident
There's more on Ray and his family members (wife and children), enough to create a family group sheet for them, but this is getting too far afield for me.

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