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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Family Time Line

Elisha Anderson Allen
1802–1862
Isabelle Jeanette Evans
1822–1904
Marriage: 1838
Elisha Anderson Allen
1839–
Robert Henry Allen
1840–1906
Anna E Allen
1845–1891
David Allen
1848–1938
Elisha Evans Allen
1842–1868
Daniel Richard Allen
1848–1909
Margaret Caroline Allen
1851–1916
Jeanette F. Allen
1857–
Annie Eliza Allen
1861–1926
Elisha Anderson Allen
1864–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1838
Burke, Georgia, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1803

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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