Sarah Allen

14 September 1745–
Hanover, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Allen was born on 14 September 1745, in Hanover, Virginia, United States, her father, James Allen, was 45 and her mother, Anne Anderson, was 38. She married Ellis about 1765, in Hanover, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellis
1741–
Sarah Allen
1745–
Marriage: about 1765

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1765
Hanover, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 13

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 35

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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  • Sarah Allen, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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