James Darwin Allen

5 September 1849–1 September 1912 (Age 63)
Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Darwin

When James Darwin Allen was born on 5 September 1849, in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States, his father, John Washington Allen, was 45 and his mother, Martha A H Givens, was 33. He married Annetta Jane "Nettie" Wiley on 10 December 1871, in Wilson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 1 September 1912, in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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James Darwin Allen
Annetta Jane "Nettie" Wiley
Marriage: 10 December 1871
Guy Wiley Allen
Alice Allen
Kate Allen
Jessie Allen
Lee H. Allen
James D Allen
Katherine Allen

Spouse and Children

10 December 1871
Wilson, Kansas, United States


    Guy Wiley Allen


    Alice Allen


    Kate Allen


    Jessie Allen



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1850: Linn, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Linn, Oregon, United States
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 10

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 17

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • James D Allen in household of John W Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J D Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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