Eliza Allen

1848–1923 (Age 75)
Jasper, Texas

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Allen was born in 1848, her father, John Benjamin Allen, was 53 and her mother, Leurainy Taylor, was 37. She lived in Jasper, Jasper, Texas, United States in 1850. She died in March 1923, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John Benjamin Allen
1795–1864
Leurainy Taylor
1811–1858
John Timothy Allen
1837–1900
Clementine Allen
1839–1897
George Allen
1842–1860
Martha Ann Allen
1844–1914
William Nathaniel Allen
1846–1897
Eliza Allen
1848–1923
Elijah Allen
1849–
Spicy Etta Allen
1851–1947

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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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  • Eliza Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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