Georgia Ann Allen

18 August 1853–25 December 1894 (Age 41)
Bossier, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Georgia Ann

When Georgia Ann Allen was born on 18 August 1853, in Bossier, Louisiana, United States, her father, Gideon A. Allen, was 49 and her mother, Mary Ann Horn, was 45. She married Dr. John Barclay Bixler Jr. about 1870, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 December 1894, in De Soto, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Logansport, De Soto, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. John Barclay Bixler Jr.
1845–1912
Georgia Ann Allen
1853–1894
Marriage: about 1870
Georgia Allen Bixler
1871–1892
William Lorin Bixler
1876–1934
Lydia Vay Bixler
1879–1964
Nettie Claria Bixler
1882–1894
Emmette Vivian Bixler
1885–1936
John Gideon Bixler
1891–1945

Spouse and Children

    Dr. John Barclay Bixler Jr.

    Male1845–1912Male

    Female1853–1894Female

MARRIAGE
about 1870
Louisiana, United States
children

(6)

    Georgia Allen Bixler

    Female1871–1892Female

    William Lorin Bixler

    Male1876–1934Male

    Female1879–1964Female

    Nettie Claria Bixler

    Female1882–1894Female

    Emmette Vivian Bixler

    Male1885–1936Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Gideon A. Allen

    Male1804–1875Male

    Mary Ann Horn

    Female1807–1899Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • G A Allen in household of Gideon Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • G A Bixler in household of J B Bixler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Georgia Allen in entry for Lydia Vay Matthews, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964"

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