Joseph Allen

18 November 1757–3 February 1846 (Age 88)
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Allen was born on 18 November 1757, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Allen, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Willes, was 17. He had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Gonya. He died on 3 February 1846, in Theresa, Theresa, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Theresa, Theresa, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Allen
1757–1846
Mary Gonya
1767–
Amasa Allen
1787–1887
Joseph Allen
1791–1864
John Allen
1793–1876
William Allen
1799–1888
Lydia Allen
1800–1893
Esther A. Allen
1801–1833
Reuben Allen
1803–1892

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Amasa Allen

    Male1787–1887Male

    Joseph Allen

    Male1791–1864Male

    John Allen

    Male1793–1876Male

    William Allen

    Male1799–1888Male

    Female1800–1893Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1757–1846Male

    Elizabeth Allen

    Female1763–1838Female

    Samuel Flemming Allen Jr.

    Male1764–1841Male

    Female1768–1804Female

    Joshua Allen

    Male1771–1843Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 19

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 24

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Allen, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joseph Allin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joseph Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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