Benjamin T. Allen

1823–1910 (Age 87)
New Brunswick, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin T.

When Benjamin T. Allen was born on 24 April 1823, in New Brunswick, British Colonial America, his father, George Allen, was 41 and his mother, Letitia Thompson, was 35. He married Sarah Jane Dobson on 10 August 1842, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Pottawatomie, Anderson, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Lone Tree Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 September 1910, in Wheaton, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wheaton, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Benjamin T. Allen
Sarah Jane Dobson
Marriage: 10 August 1842
Titus William Allen
George Allen
George Benjamin Allen
Moses Allen
Ann Allen
Betsey Jane Allen
Patience Allen
Benjamin Johnathan Allen
Charity Allen
Dora Allen
Sarah Allen
Jane Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson


10 August 1842
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1838 · Aroostook War

Age 15

The Aroostook War took place from 1838-1839. It was a conflict between the state of Maine and New Brunswick over the northern boarder. The battle was bloodless.

Age 23

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Allin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamine Allen, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Benjaman Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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