Richardson Walker Allen

from 1825 to 1827–6 October 1873 (Age 48)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richardson Walker

When Richardson Walker Allen was born from 1825 to 1827, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Isham Randolph Allen, was 28 and his mother, Lucinda Catlett, was 33. He married Sallie Ann McConnell on 31 December 1850. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Calhoun, McLean, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 6 October 1873, in McLean, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48.

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Richardson Walker Allen
Sallie Ann McConnell
Marriage: 31 December 1850
Henrietta Allen
Adelia Allen
Stewart Allen

Spouse and Children

31 December 1850
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States



    Adelia Allen




    Stewart Allen


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Richard Allen in household of Isham R Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rit W Allen in household of Nimrod B Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richardson W Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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