Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr.

2 August 1816–23 January 1873 (Age 56)
Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Rapyelle

When Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr. was born on 2 August 1816, in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Robert Allen, was 32 and his mother, Alletta Whaley, was 25. He married Eliza Martin on 22 January 1837, in New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 23 January 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr.
Eliza Martin
Marriage: 22 January 1837
Marinda Allen
Araminta Churberry Allen
Theodore Allen
Juliet Allen
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Ophelia Allen
Sarah Ann Allen
Janetta Amelia Allen
Daniel Rapalyea Allen Jr.
Lydia Elizabeth Allen
Fannie Caroline Allen
Isaac Allen
David Robert Allen
Ada Aletta Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1837New York County, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 16
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Bird, Eliza Allen Brief history (1840 – 1918)

    Eliza Lacey (Bird) Allen was born 15 Nov. 1840 in Broomsgrove, Worschester, England, at a place called Brier Hill. She was the daughter of John Lacey and Sarah Deacon? (The mother’s last name is not …

    Sources (75)

    • Daniel Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Daniel R Allen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Daniel R Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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