1832 - Allen was born in Strong, Maine on October 9, 1832.
1847 - Started writing at the age of fifteen under the pen name of Florency Percy.
1851 - Married Marshall S.M. Taylor.
1855 - Worked at the Portland Transcript.
1856 - Published her first book of poetry entitled Forest Buds from the Woods of Maine.
1858 - Became a contributor to the magazine "Atlantic Monthly".
1859 - Wrote the poem entitled Rock Me to Sleep, Mother.
1860 - Married Benjamin Paul Akers.
1863-1865 - Worked as a government clerk in Washington, DC..
1865 - Married Elijah M. Allen after Akers died.
1874 - Became the literary editor of the Daily Advertiser.
1911 - Died in Tuckahoe, New York on August 7, 1911.
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