Elizabeth Allen

1810–Female
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Allen was born in 1810, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joshua Allen, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth McCrory, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Allen
1762–1817
Elizabeth McCrory
1774–
Abia Allen
1799–1848
William Allen
1800–
Hester Allen
1801–1843
Sarah Allen
1804–
Deborah Ann Allen
1806–1850
Amy Allen
1809–1895
Elizabeth Allen
1810–
Peggy Allen
1810–

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

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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  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 - Joshua Allen

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