Franklin Allen

15 April 1818–16 December 1890 (Age 72)
Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin

When Franklin Allen was born on 15 April 1818, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, Elihu Marcellus Allen, was 26 and his mother, Laura Foote, was 25. He married Rebecca Myers on 10 October 1841, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Bertram, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 16 December 1890, in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bentonsport Cemetery, Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Allen
Rebecca Myers
Marriage: 10 October 1841
Samuel Allen
George Wyatt Allen
Jacob Allen
about 1856–1895
Daniel Allen
Henry Allen
Caroline Matilda Allen
Lavinia Allen
Franklin Allen
Rebecca Allen
Amanda Allen
Sarah Allen
James Wesley Allen
Edith Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1841Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Van Buren, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Van Buren, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Van Buren, Iowa, United States
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1837: Linn, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Linn, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Linn, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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    Franklin and Rebecca Allen

    Franklin Allen was born 15 April 1818, in Dryden, Tompkins, New York, one of four children of Elihu Marcellus Allen and Laura Foote. Franklin’s mother died in 1823, and his father married Lola Ann Cl …

    Sources (45)

    • Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Franklin Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Franklin Allen in entry for Matilda Caroline Kouns, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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