Solomon King Allen

15 November 1816–6 February 1888 (Age 71)
Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of Solomon King

When Solomon King Allen was born on 15 November 1816, in Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Seth Allen, was 37 and his mother, Lucy King, was 30. He married Lydia Jane Bump about 1838, in Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dakota Territory, United States in 1870 and Elk Point, Union, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 6 February 1888, in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States.

Photos & Memories (3)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Solomon King Allen
1816–1888
Lydia Jane Bump
1822–1896
Marriage: about 1838
Ethan Allen
1839–1927
Amanda Malvina Allen
1842–1927
Willard Parker Allen
1845–1929
Lucy E Allen
1850–1884
Solomon King Allen Jr
1863–1917

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1838
Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1779–1825Male

    Lucy King

    Female1786–1834Female

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Solomon Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Solomon Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Solomon Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.