Ruth Allen

19 October 1773–7 February 1856 (Age 82)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Allen was born on 19 October 1773, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Allen II, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Robinson, was 35. She died on 7 February 1856, in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Allen II
1739–1815
Rebecca Robinson
1737–1819
Azer Allen
1762–
Joseph Allen
1763–
Mehetable Allen
1765–
Susanna Allen
1767–1797
Ruby Allen
1769–1847
Bebe Allen
1769–
Eunice Allen
1771–
Ruth Allen
1773–1856
Ezra Allen
1775–1852
Rebeckah Allen
1778–1778

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 8

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Allan, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Ruth Allen, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Ruth Allen, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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