Sarah Matteson

22 April 1818–22 May 1896 (Age 78)
New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Matteson was born on 22 April 1818, in New York, United States, her father, Gideon Matteson, was 38 and her mother, Mary Emerson, was 23. She married Ebenezer A Allen in 1836, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 May 1896, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hebron Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer A Allen
1813–1870
Sarah Matteson
1818–1896
Marriage: 1836
Cyrenus Matterson Allen
1839–1916
Daniel Sylvester Allen
1841–1940
Gideon Sylvanus Allen
1843–1862
George Lorenzo Allen
1844–1916
Albert A. Allen
1848–1921
Fred Allen
1859–

Spouse and Children

    Ebenezer A Allen

    Male1813–1870Male

    Female1818–1896Female

MARRIAGE
1836
New York, United States
children

(6)

    Cyrenus Matterson Allen

    Male1839–1916Male

    Daniel Sylvester Allen

    Male1841–1940Male

    Gideon Sylvanus Allen

    Male1843–1862Male

    George Lorenzo Allen

    Male1844–1916Male

    Albert A. Allen

    Male1848–1921Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Gideon Matteson

    Male1780–1848Male

    Mary Emerson

    Female1795–1864Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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.
1846

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison .2 Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Allen in household of Ebenezer Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah M Allen in household of Ebenezar Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Allen in household of Ebenezer Allen, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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