William Allen Jr.

25 February 1753–16 July 1795 (Age 42)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Allen Jr. was born on 25 February 1753, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Allyn, was 24 and his mother, Sybil Loomis, was 25. He had at least 1 daughter. He died on 16 July 1795, in Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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William Allen Jr.
1753–1795
Lucy Allen
1784–1819

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1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""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."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 34

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • William Allin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • William Allen, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • First Congregational Church Records, Windsor, Connecticut, 1636-1832; Baptisms; William Allyn

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