Jane Allen

about 1801–27 July 1837 (Age 36)
Hephzibah, Richmond, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Allen was born about 1801, in Hephzibah, Richmond, Georgia, United States, her father, Rev Robert Samuel Allen IV, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 26. She married Edmund Palmer on 18 February 1819, in Richmond, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 27 July 1837, in Burke, Georgia, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Palmer
1797–1870
Jane Allen
1801–1837
Marriage: 18 February 1819
John M. Palmer
1820–1910
Savannah Palmer
1821–1895
Robert Allen Palmer
1822–1880
John T Palmer
1823–
James Elmore Palmer
1828–1861
Martha Palmer
1830–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 February 1819
Richmond, Georgia, United States
children

(6)

    John M. Palmer

    Male1820–1910Male

    Savannah Palmer

    Female1821–1895Female

    Robert Allen Palmer

    Male1822–1880Male

    John T Palmer

    Male1823–Male

    James Elmore Palmer

    Male1828–1861Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

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

Age 2

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.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 10

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Jane Allen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Jane Allen, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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