Phineas Allen

Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born on 11 August 1776, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Soloman Allen, was 25 and his mother, Beulah Clapp, was 27. He married Electa Clapp about 1798. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Phineas Allen
Electa Clapp
Marriage: about 1798
Harriet Allen
Maria Love Allen
Samuel Adams
Phinehas Allen jr
Caroline Electa Allen
John Forscyth

Spouse & Children

  • Male1776–Male

  • Electa Clapp


about 1798


  • Harriet Allen


  • Maria Love Allen


  • Samuel Adams


  • Phinehas Allen jr


  • Caroline Electa Allen


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 7

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Age 32

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Phinehas Allen in entry for Love Maria Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phinehas Allen in entry for Love Maria Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phinehas Allen in entry for Samuel Adams Allen, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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