Jacob Tildon "Jake" Allen

1 October 1876–6 January 1953 (Age 76)
Nelson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob Tildon "Jake"

When Jacob Tildon "Jake" Allen was born on 1 October 1876, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Henry Allen, was 43 and his mother, Mary Margaret Fauber, was 36. He married Una Virginia Bradley on 21 August 1904, in Nelson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Massies Mill, Nelson, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and South River, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 6 January 1953, in Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Montebello, Nelson, Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Tildon "Jake" Allen
Una Virginia Bradley
Marriage: 21 August 1904
Rhoda Lee Allen
Bertha Mrytle Allen
Berthy H Allen
Wilmer W Allen
Jack Allen
Lora B. Allen
Jacob Edward Allen
Eva Mary Allen
Ettie Eddna Allen
Ruth Lavelle Allen

Spouse and Children

21 August 1904
Nelson, Virginia, United States


    Rhoda Lee Allen


    Bertha Mrytle Allen


    Berthy H Allen


    Wilmer W Allen


    Jack Allen


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Margaret Fauber




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 18

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Jacob T Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jacob T Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob T Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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