Prudence Allyn

Female9 April 1738–15 May 1813

Brief Life History of Prudence

When Prudence Allyn was born on 9 April 1738, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Allyn II, was 41 and her mother, Abigail Avery Allyn, was 30. She married Thomas Prentice Gallup on 20 January 1757, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 15 May 1813, in Salem, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salem, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Thomas Prentice Gallup
Prudence Allyn
Marriage: 20 January 1757
Thomas Gallup
Prentice Gallup
Robert Gallup

Sources (15)

  • ... Allyn, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Prudence Gallop, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Prudence Gallup, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1757Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (3)

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    Age 38

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 38

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 43

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Allen . This surname is very rare in Britain.

    History: Matthew Allyn was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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