Priscilla Allen

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

The Life Summary of Priscilla

When Priscilla Allen was born on 31 January 1785, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Jonathan 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
1783–1852
Priscilla Allen
1785–1855
Marriage: 8 December 1807
Apphia Farrington
1809–1892
Sarah Allen Farrington
1810–1896
Martha Pratt Farrington
1812–1888
Thomas Farwell Farrington
1814–1894
David Allen Farrington
1816–1881
Samuel Putnam Farrington
1819–1897
Stephen Farrington
1820–before 1845
Mary Herrick Farrington
1823–1902
Harriet Augusta Farrington
1825–1837

Spouse and Children

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

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +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
    1804
    Age 19
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 158845;2007: 349315; 2010: 482607)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 ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Allenby
    Allin
    Allyn
    Alano
    Alan
    Allan
    Allinson
    Allain
    Alen
    Allis
    Alleyne
    Alling

    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"

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