James Hiram Allen

1790–1862 (Age 72)
Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of James Hiram

When James Hiram Allen was born in 1790, in Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, John Allen, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Coulbourn, was 26. He died on 3 July 1862, at the age of 72.

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John Allen
Rebecca Coulbourn
Ida Elizabeth Allen
James Hiram Allen
Ida Ellen Allen
Maragaret Allen
Mary Ellen Allen
Sallie E. Allen
Sallie F. Allen
William Allen
Joseph Coulbourn Allen
Robert Coulbourn Allen

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Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1799: Sussex, Delaware, United States

Age 22

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 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.

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

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