Anson Allen

1792–1811 (Age 18)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Anson

When Anson Allen was born on 19 September 1792, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Anson Allen, was 20 and his mother, Rebeckah Nichols, was 18. He died in 1811, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Anson Allen
1772–1832
Rebeckah Nichols
1774–1821
Anson Allen
1792–1811
Almira Allen
1793–1857
Rebecca Allen
1794–1832
A. Son
1796–1796
Allen
1796–1796
Emily Allen
1801–

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 10

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

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.

Sources (1)

  • Anson Allen, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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