Phineas Allen

1796–1857 (Age 61)
Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born on 5 January 1796, in Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Phineas Allen, was 37 and his mother, Rachael Puffer, was 34. He married Mary Wright on 5 January 1825, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 March 1857, in Charleston, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Phineas Allen
Mary Wright
Marriage: 5 January 1825
Noah Allen
Martha Sophronia Allen
Mary Eliza Allen
Sarah Allen
Phineas James Wright Allen
Charles Allen
Lucius Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1796–1857Male

  • Mary Wright


5 January 1825
Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


  • Noah Allen


  • Martha Sophronia Allen


  • Mary Eliza Allen


  • Sarah Allen


  • Phineas James Wright Allen


+2 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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. 

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Phineas Allen in entry for Mary Allen, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Phineas Allen in entry for Hiram Gray and Sarah Warren, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Phinehas Allen in entry for Martha Sephronia Allen, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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