Andrew Lee Allen

Brief Life History of Andrew Lee

When Andrew Lee Allen was born on 24 November 1791, in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Elijah Allen, was 28 and his mother, Mehitable Hall, was 22. He married Clarinda Knapp on 11 December 1824, in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1848 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1857. In 1850, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as laborer in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. He died on 14 August 1870, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Lee Allen
Clarinda Knapp
Marriage: 11 December 1824
Pvt. Elijah ALLEN
Lydia Jane Allen
Sophronia Allen
Charles Hopkins Allen
Andrew Lee Allen Jr
James Allen
Sidney David Rigdon Allen
Susan Allen
Levi Knapp Allen
Julia Allen

Sources (62)

  • Andrew Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew Lee Allen, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1791"
  • Andrew L Allen in the U.S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries 1808: Cattaragus, New York, United States


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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Andrew L. ALLEN - Pioneers & Prominent Men

book: PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH, Frank Esshom, 1913 ALLEN, Andrew Lee (son of Elijah ALLEN, born 1763, and Mehitable HALL, both of New Hampshire). He was born Nov 24, 1791, Limeric Parso …

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