William C. Allen

23 April 1796–21 October 1853 (Age 57)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William C.

When William C. Allen was born on 23 April 1796, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, James L. Allen Sr, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Loving, was 27. He married Sarah Goad on 11 May 1822, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 14 daughters. He lived in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 October 1853, in White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William C. Allen
1796–1853
Sarah Goad
1807–1855
Marriage: 11 May 1822
Hannah Allen
1825–1855
John Alexander Allen
1828–1881
James M Allen
1829–
Elizabeth Allen
1832–
Elizabeth S Allen
1832–
Madison C Allen
1836–
Eliza J Allen
1838–
Martha E Allen
1840–
Joseph L Allen
1844–
Peter Goad Allen
1828–1853
Margaret A Allen
1830–
Rachel G Allen
1831–1878
Margaret Jane Gilbert
1832–1882
William H Allen
1834–1913
Sarah Jane Allen
1835–1920
Tabitha Allen
1835–
Madison Allen
1836–1915
Elija J Allen
1838–
Eliza J. Allen
1838–
Martha Allen
1840–
Abraham Allen
1840–1907
Richard E. Allen
1843–1895
Joseph L Allen
1843–
Appleton Allen
1844–1920
Tabitha Allen
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 May 1822
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
children

(25)

    Hannah Allen

    Female1825–1855Female

    Male1828–1853Male

    Male1828–1881Male

    James M Allen

    Male1829–Male

    Margaret A Allen

    Female1830–Female

+20 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 3

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 16

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Allin, "United States Census, 1840"
  • W H Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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