Elisha Anderson Allen

1802–1 November 1862 (Age 60)
Hephzibah, Richmond, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elisha Anderson

When Elisha Anderson Allen was born in 1802, in Hephzibah, Richmond, Georgia, United States, his father, Rev Robert Samuel Allen IV, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 27. He married Isabelle Jeanette Evans in 1838, in Burke, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Burke, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 November 1862, at the age of 60.

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Elisha Anderson Allen
Isabelle Jeanette Evans
Marriage: 1838
Elisha Anderson Allen
Robert Henry Allen
Anna E Allen
David Allen
Elisha Evans Allen
Daniel Richard Allen
Margaret Caroline Allen
Jeanette F. Allen
Annie Eliza Allen
Elisha Anderson Allen

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Burke, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 1

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

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)

  • Elisha A Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha E Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha A. Allen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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