Elijah M. Allen

1828–
Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Elijah M.

Elijah M. Allen was born in 1828, in Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anne Chase in 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Elijah M. Allen
1828–
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anne Chase
1832–1911
Marriage: 1865
Elijah Marshall Allen
1865–
Grace Allen
1867–1874
Grace Barton Allen
1874–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1865
children

(3)

    Male1865–Male

    Grace Allen

    Female1867–1874Female

    Grace Barton Allen

    Female1874–Female

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1838

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 33

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elijah M. Allen in entry for Daniel Cook Jr. and Grace Allen, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Elijah M. Allen in entry for Daniel Cook Jr. and Grace Barton Allen, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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