Catherine Allen

1778–1849 (Age 71)
Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Catherine

Catherine Allen was born in 1778, in Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, United States. She married Ebenezer Oakes on 4 July 1800. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 23 January 1849, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Oakes
1772–1857
Catherine Allen
1778–1849
Marriage: 4 July 1800
Gilbert Clark Oakes
1808–1873

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1800
children

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1782

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1782: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States; 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States; 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Catherine Allen in entry for Ebenezer Oaks, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Catherine Allen in entry for Ebenezer Oakes, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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