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
1833–1902
Julia E. Redding
1839–1872
James Anderson Allen
1857–1939
Henry Homer Allen
1860–1898
Emma Cordelia Allen
1862–1935
Susan M Allen
1865–1957
Mary Julia Allen
1867–1950
Arthur Redding Allen
1871–1949

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

    James Anderson Allen

    Male1857–1939Male

    Henry Homer Allen

    Male1860–1898Male

    Emma Cordelia Allen

    Female1862–1935Female

    Female1865–1957Female

    Mary Julia Allen

    Female1867–1950Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Patrick Allen Jr.

    Male1801–Male

    Mariah Mulkey

    Female1815–Female

siblings

(5)

    Moses Allen

    Male1829–Male

    Male1833–1902Male

    Georgianna Allen

    Female1834–Female

    Female1835–Female

    Julia A. Allen

    Female1838–1924Female

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.
1861

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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Story Highlight

Find A Grave Index:https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67333889

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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