Edmund Allen

20 October 1823–22 April 1888 (Age 64)
Augusta, Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Edmund

When Edmund Allen was born on 20 October 1823, in Augusta, Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Allen, was 47 and his mother, Lovisa Ranney, was 42. He married Elnora Frost on 3 October 1843, in Augusta, Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. He lived in Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years and Oneida, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 22 April 1888, at the age of 64.

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Edmund Allen
1823–1888
Elnora Frost
1821–
Marriage: 3 October 1843

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1843
Augusta, Frankford Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1833

Age 10

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
1844

Age 21

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

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 (3)

  • Edwin Allen, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Edmond Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edmund Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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