Mary Ellen Allen

1796–1865 (Age 69)
Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Allen was born in 1796, in Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, John Allen, was 42 and her mother, Rebecca Coulbourn, was 32. She died on 13 July 1865, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

John Allen
1754–1847
Rebecca Coulbourn
1764–1839
Ida Elizabeth Allen
1788–1861
James Hiram Allen
1790–1862
Ida Ellen Allen
1792–1862
Maragaret Allen
1794–1866
Mary Ellen Allen
1796–1865
Sallie E. Allen
1800–1877
Sallie F. Allen
1800–1877
William Allen
1802–1877
Joseph Coulbourn Allen
1802–1889
Robert Coulbourn Allen
1810–1853

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World Events (8)

1799

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1799: Sussex, Delaware, United States
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

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