Benjamin Johnathan Allen

1858–1932 (Age 74)
Burritt Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin Johnathan

When Benjamin Johnathan Allen was born on 10 January 1858, in Burritt Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin T. Allen, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Jane Dobson, was 30. He married Ella Rozella Herrick on 10 January 1878, in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawatomie, Anderson, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Clear Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 July 1932, in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Benjamin Johnathan Allen
Ella Rozella Herrick
Marriage: 10 January 1878
Sarah Rozella Allen
Paul Benjamin Allen
William Walter Allen
John Francis Allen
Ethan Allen
Ruby Esther Allen

Spouse & Children

10 January 1878
Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States


  • Female1878–1965Female

  • Paul Benjamin Allen


  • William Walter Allen


  • John Francis Allen


  • Ethan Allen


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1823–1910Male

  • Sarah Jane Dobson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Benjamin Allin in household of Benjamin Allin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin J Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benj Allen in household of Benjamine Allen, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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