Solomon King Allen

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

The Life Summary 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.

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Solomon King Allen
Lydia Jane Bump
Marriage: about 1838
Ethan Allen
Amanda Malvina Allen
Willard Parker Allen
Lucy E Allen
Solomon King Allen Jr

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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.

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Sources (6)

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

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