Amos Talmadge Allen

1831–1908 (Age 77)
Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Amos Talmadge

When Amos Talmadge Allen was born on 6 January 1831, his father, Maj. John Braxton Allen, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Herod, was 19. He married Adaline Cagle on 22 February 1852, in Attalla, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He died on 31 March 1908, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Amos Talmadge Allen
Adaline Cagle
Marriage: 22 February 1852
William Elbert Allen
Charles T Allen
Minerva Lucinda Allen
Henry Braxton Allen
John Braxton Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Robert Lee Allen
Prudence Adaline Allen

Spouse & Children

22 February 1852
Attalla, Etowah, Alabama, United States


  • William Elbert Allen


  • Charles T Allen


  • Minerva Lucinda Allen


  • Male1860–1919Male

  • John Braxton Allen


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Maj. John Braxton Allen


  • Female1811–1850Female



  • Male1831–1908Male

  • Mary Catherine Allen


  • Daniel C Allen


  • Wesley Dow Allen


  • Tennessee Jennifer Allen


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 30

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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.

Story Highlight

Amos Talmadge Allen Letter to his family

Posted 20 Jun 2008 by This letter was submitted by Nicki Osborne. It was written by her great grandfather. My Great Grand Father Richard Allen was born in No Carolina in 1768. He was of Eng …

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Sources (3)

  • Amos Allen in household of John B Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amos T Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abner S Allen in household of Amos T Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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