Mary Allan was born on 2 July 1835, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Alexander Gunn Rutherford on 24 February 1863, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland in 1871 and Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.
Scottish and northern English: variant of Allen . This is the more common form of the name in Scotland and northern England. See also McAllen .
History: An early bearer of this surname in North America was William Allan, a British soldier who took his family to the newly founded city of Halifax, NS, Canada, in 1749. His son John (1746–1805) was a Revolutionary soldier who eventually (1783) founded the settlement of Allan's Island, Passamaquoddy Bay, ME.
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