Phineas Allen

1795–1876 (Age 80)
New York, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born on 25 November 1795, in New York, United States, his father, Phineas Allen, was 37 and his mother, Sibbil Bicknell, was 29. He married Nancy Rycman on 22 September 1818. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 27 October 1876, in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Allen
Nancy Rycman
Marriage: 22 September 1818
John R Allen
George Washington Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1795–1876Male

  • Nancy Rycman


22 September 1818


  • John R Allen


  • George Washington Allen


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+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 17

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

Age 24

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Phineas Allen in household of John Allen, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Phineas Allen in household of George W Allen, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Phineas Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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