David Allen

Brief Life History of David

When David Allen was born on 22 August 1753, in Great Neck, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, his father, John Allen, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Maynard, was 29. He married Ann Nancy Kissam on 4 November 1773, in Queens, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 September 1829, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Manhasset, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Allen
1753–1829
Ann Nancy Kissam
1755–1823
Marriage: 4 November 1773
William Allen
1775–1852
Richard Kissam Allen
1776–1868
Elizabeth Allen
1778–1859
Peggy Allen
1779–1883
John Kissam Allen
1781–1837
Daniel K. Allen
1783–1784
Ann Allen
1784–1789
Phebe Allen
1787–1863
Maria Maud Allen
1788–
Daniel Kissam Allen
1791–1876
David Allen
1793–1796
Deborah Rhinlander Allen
1796–1877
Sarah Ann Allen
1798–1836

Sources (3)

  • David Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • David Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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