Abraham Stokes Allen

Male24 September 1813–3 July 1893

Brief Life History of Abraham Stokes

When Abraham Stokes Allen was born on 24 September 1813, in Greene, Georgia, United States, his father, Young Drewry Allen, was 24 and his mother, Jane Moore, was 17. He married Martha Caroline Marshall on 1 October 1835, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 July 1893, in Pike, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Reidsboro, Pike, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Stokes Allen
Martha Caroline Marshall
Marriage: 1 October 1835
John Abraham Allen
Sarah Frances Allen
Mary Ann Elizabeth Allen
Susan J. Stokes Allen
Solomon Young Allen
Mary Elizabeth Adeline Allen
Drewry Stephen Allen
Thomas Wesley Allen

Sources (15)

  • Abraham S Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abreham S. Allen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Abraham Stokes Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1835Pike, Georgia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1822: Pike, Georgia, United States

    1835 · Treaty of New Echota

    Age 22

    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    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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