Sepo Allen

1829–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sepo

When Sepo Allen was born about 1829, in Illinois, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 69 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 47. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Allen
1760–1838
Elizabeth Law
1782–1842
Andrew Allen
1804–
Bruce Allen
1804–
Sarah Sally Allen
1811–1885
Laura Allen
1822–
Isaac Newton Edney Allen
1822–1863
Infant Allen
1824–1824
Sepo Allen
1829–
Lucinda Allen
1831–
Johnathan Lindley Allen
1805–
Joseph Allen
1806–
Hardy M. Allen
1807–1862
Jesse Allen
1808–1874
Thomas Smith Allen
1809–1845
Margaret Mary Allen
1813–1877
Isaac Allen
1814–
Joseph A. Allen
1815–1847
David Allen
1817–1899
Robert Bell Allen
1817–1847
Mary Jean Allen
1820–1868
Andrew Jackson Allen
1828–1909
Henry Allen
1828–1907

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 32

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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 (1)

  • Sepu Allen in household of John Rany, "United States Census, 1850"

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