David Allen

22 August 1753–2 September 1829 (Age 76)
Great Neck, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life 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 7 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
David M. Allen
1784–1848
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

Spouse and Children

    Male1753–1829Male

    Ann Nancy Kissam

    Female1755–1823Female

MARRIAGE
4 November 1773
Queens, New York, United States
children

(14)

    William Allen

    Male1775–1852Male

    Richard Kissam Allen

    Male1776–1868Male

    Elizabeth Allen

    Female1778–1859Female

    Peggy Allen

    Female1779–1883Female

    John Kissam Allen

    Male1781–1837Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 23

New York is the 11th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 41

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 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 (2)

  • David Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • David Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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