Elisha Anderson Allen

Brief Life History of Elisha Anderson

When Elisha Anderson Allen was born in 1802, in Hephzibah, Richmond, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert Samuel Allen IV, was 28 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 4 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
Robert Henry Allen
Anna E Allen
Elisha Evans Allen
Daniel Richard Allen
Margaret Caroline Allen
Jeanette F. Allen
Annie Eliza Allen
Elisha Anderson Allen

Sources (5)

  • Elisha A Allen, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Elisha A. Allen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Elisha A Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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