Zachariah Allen

1797–24 July 1838 (Age 41)
Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Zachariah

When Zachariah Allen was born in 1797, in Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen Jr., was 37 and his mother, Sarah Bryan, was 29. He married Lucy Stubblefield on 4 August 1825. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 24 July 1838, in Belltown, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 41.

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Zachariah Allen
1797–1838
Lucy Stubblefield
1804–
Marriage: 4 August 1825
William Allen
1828–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 August 1825
children

(1)

    William Allen

    Female1828–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 2

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 15

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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  • Zachariah Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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