Martha Benita Benetor Neaty Allen

June 1808–7 February 1889 (Age 80)
Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Benita Benetor Neaty

When Martha Benita Benetor Neaty Allen was born in June 1808, her father, Shadrach Allen Sr., was 25 and her mother, Frances Loftin, was 33. She married James Primm on 21 July 1833, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 7 February 1889, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Primm
Martha Benita Benetor Neaty Allen
Marriage: 21 July 1833
John "Johnny" Morgan Primm Sr
David F Primm
Moses Holmes Primm
Sarah Ann Primm
Joseph C. Primm
Mary Frances Primm
James Henderson Primm
Lucetta Jane 'Lucy' Primm
William C Primm
Virginia Ann Primm
Elizabeth Susan "Betty" Primm
Hanna Frances Primm
Jemima Primm
Eugenia 'Lou' Primm

Spouse and Children

21 July 1833
Wythe, Virginia, United States


    John "Johnny" Morgan Primm Sr



    Mary Frances Primm


    James Henderson Primm


    David F Primm


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Shadrach Allen Sr.





+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Benetor Prim in household of James Prim, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Unknown in entry for John M. Prims, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Benetar Allen in entry for Lucy J Smith, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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