Susanna Allen

about 1759–before 1850 (Age 91)
Lunenburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Allen was born about 1759, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, her father, Young Allen, was 29 and her mother, Martha Nancy Coleman, was 29. She married Theophillus Dillard on 7 October 1782, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. She died before 1850, at the age of 90.

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Theophillus Dillard
Susanna Allen
Marriage: 7 October 1782

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    Theophillus Dillard



7 October 1782
Wake, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 21

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1783 · A Free America

Age 24

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Susanna Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Susanna Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Susanna Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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