Abraham Stokes Allen

24 September 1813–3 July 1893 (Age 79)
Greene, Georgia, United States

The Life 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 5 sons and 6 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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Abraham Stokes Allen
1813–1893
Martha Caroline Marshall
1818–1857
Marriage: 1 October 1835
John Abraham Allen
1830–1922
Sarah Frances Allen
1836–1913
John Abraham Allen
1836–1927
Mary Ann Elizabeth Allen
1837–1913
Susan AS Allen
1840–1911
Susan J. Stokes Allen
1840–1911
Solomon Young Allen
1842–1927
Mary Eliza Adeline Allen
1844–1937
Rebecca Allen
1844–1916
Drewry Stephen Allen
1846–1880
Thomas Wesley Allen
1848–1918

Spouse and Children

    Male1813–1893Male

    Martha Caroline Marshall

    Female1818–1857Female

MARRIAGE
1 October 1835
Pike, Georgia, United States
children

(11)

    John Abraham Allen

    Male1830–1922Male

    Sarah Frances Allen

    Female1836–1913Female

    John Abraham Allen

    Male1836–1927Male

    Mary Ann Elizabeth Allen

    Female1837–1913Female

    Susan AS Allen

    Female1840–1911Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

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. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 19

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
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 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Abraham S Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A T Allin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abram Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.