Allen Preston Driskell

29 October 1863–20 January 1931 (Age 67)
Rose Hill, Covington, Alabama, United States

The Life of Allen Preston

When Allen Preston Driskell was born on 29 October 1863, his father, Allen Jefferson Driskell, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, was 25. He married Nancy Jane Ward on 19 January 1888, in Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 20 January 1931, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Allen Preston Driskell
Nancy Jane Ward
Marriage: 19 January 1888
Comer Jones Driskell
George Poe Driskell
Dewitt Chapman Driskell
Blake D. Driskell

Spouse and Children

19 January 1888
Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 2

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Driscoll .

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

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Story Highlight

Allen Preston Driskell

I never know my grandfather.Just what my Mother told me.

Sources (3)

  • Allen P Driskill in household of Allen J Driskill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alien Driscal, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alden P Driskell, "United States Census, 1920"

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