Cyrus Allen

Brief Life History of Cyrus

When Cyrus Allen was born on 7 January 1819, in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Edward Allen, was 55 and his mother, Abigail Palmer, was 39. He married Lucy Higley on 19 December 1841, in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 January 1876, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Allen
1819–1876
Lucy Higley
1824–1899
Marriage: 19 December 1841
George Edward Allen
1844–1862
Melissa Maria Allen
1846–1927
Viola Allen
1851–1893

Sources (21)

  • Cyrus Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cyrus Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cyrus Allen, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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