Priscilla Allen

Female31 January 1785–7 January 1855

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Allen was born on 31 January 1785, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Jonathan Allen III, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Dodge, was 41. She married Benjamin Eastman Farrington on 8 December 1807, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1850. She died on 7 January 1855, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Eastman Farrington
Priscilla Allen
Marriage: 8 December 1807
Apphia Farrington
Sarah Allen Farrington
Martha Pratt Farrington
Thomas Farwell Farrington
David Allen Farrington
Samuel Putnam Farrington
Stephen Farrington
1820–before 1845
Mary Herrick Farrington
Harriet Augusta Farrington

Sources (8)

  • Priscilla Farrington in household of Benjamin E Farrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Priscilla Allen, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Priscilla in entry for Samuel P Tarrington, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1807Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

    Age 3

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land


    Age 19

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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