Harriet T Allen

1824–
Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Harriet T

When Harriet T Allen was born on 17 June 1824, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Allen, was 30 and her mother, Mary Polly Terry, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Allen
1794–1884
Mary Polly Terry
1798–1876
Chauncey Allen
1818–1906
Joseph O Allen
1820–1824
Isaac Allen
1822–1924
Harriet T Allen
1824–
Mary Allen
1826–1910
Julia Allen
1828–1911
Dr. Joseph Olmstead Allen
1830–1915
Emily Allen
1834–1881
Capt. Henry P Allen
1836–1913
Charles L Allen
1838–1932
Arthur Allen
1842–1922

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1863

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (2)

  • Harriett Little in household of Chancey Allen, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Harriet Allen in household of Isaac Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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