Margaret Elizabeth Allen

1829–15 May 1904 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Allen was born in 1829, in Alabama, United States, her father, Henry A Allen, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Latham, was 20. She married William H Champion on 10 March 1848, in Clarke, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Western Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died on 15 May 1904, in Grove Hill, Clarke, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Grove Hill, Clarke, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H Champion
Margaret Elizabeth Allen
Marriage: 10 March 1848
John Allen Champion
Marian A Champion
James Thomas "Tom" Champion
William P Champion

Spouse and Children

10 March 1848
Clarke, Alabama, United States


    John Allen Champion


    Marian A Champion


    James Thomas "Tom" Champion


    William P Champion


Parents and Siblings

    Henry A Allen


    Sarah Latham




    Mary Ann Allen


    William S. Allen


    William Lemual Allen



    Mary Allen


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 32

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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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  • Margaret Champion in household of W H Champion, "United States Census, 1860"

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