Janetta Amelia Allen

Brief Life History of Janetta Amelia

When Janetta Amelia Allen was born on 31 March 1853, in Plum Hollow, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr., was 36 and her mother, Eliza Martin, was 29. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 14 August 1864, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr.
Eliza Martin
Marinda Allen
Araminta Churberry Allen
Theodore Allen
Juliet Allen
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Ophelia Allen
Sarah Ann Allen
Janetta Amelia Allen
Daniel Rapalyea Allen Jr.
Lydia Elizabeth Allen
Fannie Caroline Allen
Isaac Allen
David Robert Allen
Ada Aletta Allen

Sources (6)

  • Janet Allen in household of Daniel Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Janetta Amelia Allen - birth: 31 March 1853; Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Janetta Amelia Allen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

World Events (3)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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