Harriet J. Allen

Female8 July 1837–

Brief Life History of Harriet J.

When Harriet J. Allen was born on 8 July 1837, in Collins, St. Clair, Missouri, United States, her father, William D Allen, was 48 and her mother, Martha Charlotte Jones, was 41. She married Aaron Counts before 1856, in Washington Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 6, Erath, Texas, United States in 1900.

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Aaron Counts
Harriet J. Allen
Marriage: before 1856
William E. G. Counts
James Lacey Counts
Martha E. Counts

Sources (4)

  • Harriet Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriett Allen in entry for J L Counts, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Harriett Counts, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    before 1856Washington Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Erath, Texas, United States

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 31

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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