Silvia G. Allen

Brief Life History of Silvia G.

When Silvia G. Allen was born on 19 June 1808, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Allen, was 50 and her mother, Sarah Howland, was 61. She married Honorable George Howland Jr. on 15 April 1829, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 17 April 1888, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Honorable George Howland Jr.
1806–1892
Silvia G. Allen
1808–1888
Marriage: 15 April 1829
James A. Howland
1830–1831
George Henry Howland
1831–1832
George Henry Howland
1833–1861

Sources (13)

  • Sylvia Howland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Silvia G. Howland Allen, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sylvia G. Allen Howland, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1812

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

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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