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
Mary Gonya
Amasa Allen
Joseph Allen
John Allen
William Allen
Lydia Allen
Esther A. Allen
Reuben Allen

Spouse and Children



    Amasa Allen


    Joseph Allen


    John Allen


    William Allen



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    Elizabeth Allen


    Samuel Flemming Allen Jr.



    Joshua Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 19

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

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.

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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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