Obadiah Allen

Maleabout 1730–about 1776

Brief Life History of Obadiah

When Obadiah Allen was born about 1730, in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Ezekiel Allen, was 21 and his mother, Amy Woolley, was 21. He married Hannah Woodmansee on 28 December 1762, in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1776, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 48.

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Obadiah Allen
1730–1776
Hannah Woodmansee
1736–1793
Marriage: 28 December 1762
Obadiah Allen
1763–
Bathsheba Allen
John Allen
Joseph Allen
Mary Allen
Thomas Allen

Sources (1)

  • Obadiah Allen, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1762Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1775

    Age 45

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

    1776

    Age 46

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

    French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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