Horatio Gates Allen

6 January 1792–5 August 1862 (Age 70)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Horatio Gates

When Horatio Gates Allen was born on 6 January 1792, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Allen, was 39 and his mother, Huldah Brown, was 38. He married Lois Ayer on 15 May 1813, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Marengo, Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 5 August 1862, in Dixons Mills, Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shiloh, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Horatio Gates Allen
Lois Ayer
Marriage: 15 May 1813

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15 May 1813
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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  • Horatio G Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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