Robert Coulbourn Allen

1810–1853 (Age 43)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Robert Coulbourn

When Robert Coulbourn Allen was born in 1810, in Delaware, United States, his father, John Allen, was 56 and his mother, Rebecca Coulbourn, was 46. He married Mary Williams on 2 April 1834, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 April 1853, in his hometown, at the age of 43.

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Robert Coulbourn Allen
Mary Williams
Marriage: 2 April 1834
Rebecca Ann Allen
Mary Ellen Allen
Margaret Allen
William H Allen
Luzilla Allen
Pinkston Jane Allen
Robert Joseph Allen

Spouse & Children

2 April 1834
Delaware, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1814 · Treaty of Ghent Signed

Age 4

The Treaty of Ghent was signed on 1814, ending the War of 1812. One of the signers was James Bayard of Delaware.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

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.

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)

  • Robert C Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Allen in entry for Luigilla Culver, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"

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