Priscilla Allen

31 January 1785–7 January 1855 (Age 69)
Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Allen was born on 31 January 1785, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Johnathan Allen, 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
Mary Herrick Farrington
Harriet Augusta Farrington

Spouse and Children

8 December 1807
Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elisha Allen


    David Allen




    Mark Allen


+8 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 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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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Farrington in household of Benjamin E Farrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Priscilla in entry for Samuel P Tarrington, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
  • Priscilla Allen in entry for Thomas F. Fanington, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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