Rufus Allen

23 May 1833–30 March 1902 (Age 68)
District 1813, Houston, Georgia, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Allen was born on 23 May 1833, in District 1813, Houston, Georgia, United States, his father, James Patrick Allen Jr., was 32 and his mother, Mariah Mulkey, was 18. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Julia E. Redding. He lived in Houston, Georgia, United States in 1850 and District 780, Stewart, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died on 30 March 1902, in Stewart, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Irena Methodist Church Cemetery, Stewart, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Allen
Julia E. Redding
James Anderson Allen
Henry Homer Allen
Emma Cordelia Allen
Susan M Allen
Mary Julia Allen
Arthur Redding Allen

Spouse and Children



    James Anderson Allen


    Henry Homer Allen


    Emma Cordelia Allen



    Mary Julia Allen


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Parents and Siblings

    James Patrick Allen Jr.


    Mariah Mulkey




    Moses Allen



    Georgianna Allen



    Julia A. Allen


World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 2

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.

Age 28

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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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Birth: May 23, 1833 Death: Mar. 30, 1902 Take from "The History of Stewart Co. Ga." Family links: Spouse: Julia Elizabeth Redding Allen (1839 - 1872)* Children: James Anderson Allen (1857 …

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Allen in household of James P Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rufus Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rufus Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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