Thomas Smith Allen

1809–1845 (Age 35)
Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Smith

When Thomas Smith Allen was born on 31 December 1809, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 27. He married Jane Gibson on 9 April 1835, in Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 September 1845, in Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Sugar Tree Grove Cemetery, Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Smith Allen
Jane Gibson
Marriage: 9 April 1835
James Bruce Allen
Robert Gibson Allen
John Law Allen
Martha White Allen
Henry Thomas Allen

Spouse & Children

9 April 1835
Hale Township, Warren, Illinois, United States


  • James Bruce Allen


  • Robert Gibson Allen


  • John Law Allen


  • Martha White Allen


  • Henry Thomas Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 9

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 10

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas S Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thomas S Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thomas S Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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