Allen Athearn

16 March 1846–27 November 1889 (Age 43)
Rising Sun, Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States

The Life of Allen

When Allen Athearn was born on 16 March 1846, in Rising Sun, Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States, his father, Prince A Athearn, was 34 and his mother, Louisa Hastings, was 33. He married Isabella Thomson on 7 November 1878, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Elkhorn Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1860 and Elliott, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1870. He died on 27 November 1889, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Lockeford, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Allen Athearn
Isabella Thomson
Marriage: 7 November 1878
Catherine Louise Athearn
Prince Allen Athearn

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7 November 1878
San Joaquin, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 2

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 5

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Various proposals about the origin of the name have been put forward, the most plausible being that it is a topographic name from early Middle English atte hærn ‘at the stones’ ( see Hern 5).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Allen Athern in household of Louisa Athern, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen Athearn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Allen Athearn in household of Prince A Athearn, "United States Census, 1860"

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