Abigail Allen

1794–after 1870 (Age 76)
Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Allen was born in 1794, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jonathan Allen, was 28 and her mother, Anna Edwards, was 29. She married Jesse W Caudle about 1809, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died after 1870, in Lanesboro Township, Anson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77.

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Jesse W Caudle
Abigail Allen
Marriage: about 1809
Lucy Caudle
Jesse W. Caudle
Allen Caudle
Alfred Caudle
Abigail Caudle
Penelope Caudle
Ambrose Leonidas Caudle Sr
Alvin Caudle
Abner Caudle
Absalom A Caudle
Genison D Caudle
William Marshall Caudle
Thomas Jefferson Caudle
Jonathan Caudle

Spouse and Children

about 1809
North Carolina, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 5

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Abigal Caudle in household of Jesse W Fifer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abagail Candle in household of Jesse Candle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abigail Candel in household of Jesse Phifer, "United States Census, 1860"

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