Mehetable Allen

15 March 1765–
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mehetable

When Mehetable Allen was born on 15 March 1765, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Allen II, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Robinson, was 27. She married John Wills about 1785, in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States. She died in her hometown.

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Family Time Line

John Wills
1765–
Mehetable Allen
1765–
Marriage: about 1785

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1785
Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States

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(10)

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

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

Age 16

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 35

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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  • Mehetable Allen, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mehetable, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mehetable Allen, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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