Polly Allen

4 March 1792–9 January 1826 (Age 33)
Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Allen was born on 4 March 1792, in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Sluman Allen, was 31 and her mother, Hanah Storrs, was 27. She died on 9 January 1826, in her hometown, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Sluman Allen
1760–1834
Hanah Storrs
1765–1858
Sally Allen
1786–1833
Daniel Allen
1788–1788
Abigail Allen
1789–1820
Polly Allen
1792–1826
Hannah Allen
1793–1797
Arathusa Allen
1795–1821
Hannah Allen
1797–1864
Lauretta Allen
1799–1873
John Allen
1801–1863
Harriet Allen
1803–1804
Hiram Storrs Allen
1806–1886

Parents and Siblings

    Sluman Allen

    Male1760–1834Male

    Female1765–1858Female

siblings

(11)

    Sally Allen

    Female1786–1833Female

    Daniel Allen

    Male1788–1788Male

    Female1789–1820Female

    Female1792–1826Female

    Hannah Allen

    Female1793–1797Female

+6 More Children

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.
1803

Age 11

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Polly Allen, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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