Deborah Ann Allen

17 December 1806–13 March 1850 (Age 43)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Deborah Ann

When Deborah Ann Allen was born on 17 December 1806, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joshua Allen, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth McCrory, was 32. She married Robert Stockdale on 6 November 1825. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 13 March 1850, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Robert Stockdale
Deborah Ann Allen
Marriage: 6 November 1825
William J. Stockdale
Elizabeth Stockdale
Amy Stockdale
Allen Stockdale
Robert M Stockdale
Deborah E. Stockdale
Sarah Mary Stockdale
Hannah Amy Stockdale

Spouse and Children

6 November 1825
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States


    William J. Stockdale


    Elizabeth Stockdale


    Amy Stockdale


    Allen Stockdale


    Robert M Stockdale


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 6

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 13

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 (2)

  • Deborah Allen in entry for Hannah Amy Jackman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 - Joshua Allen

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