Mary Ann Allen

Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Allen was born in 1811, in Kentucky, United States, her father, James Allen, was 39 and her mother, Ann Seal, was 31. She married John K Davis on 17 August 1829, in Meade, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hardin, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and West Point, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1870.

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John K Davis
Mary Ann Allen
Marriage: 17 August 1829
Allen Davis
Samuel Davis
James Davis
Harriet Sofrona Davis
Jesse Davis
Susan E. Davis
Mary J. Davis
John T. Davis
Laura B. Davis
Armagene Davis

Spouse and Children

17 August 1829
Meade, Kentucky, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Allen





World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 1

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Age 35

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Mary A Davis in household of John K Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Davis in household of John K Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Davis in household of John K Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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