Richard Cox Allen

Brief Life History of Richard Cox

When Richard Cox Allen was born on 12 July 1802, in Mount Holly Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Allen, was 39 and his mother, Kitty Vaughan Coxe, was 20. He died on 26 August 1858, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Allen
1762–1824
Kitty Vaughan Coxe
1781–1844
Maria Louisa Allen
1800–1838
Richard Cox Allen
1802–1858
Samuel Allen Jr
1804–1842
Captain William Cox Allen
1809–1830
Edward Allen
1811–1838
Catherine Cox Allen
1812–1867
Chamless Allen
1814–1816
Jane Ross Allen
1820–1888

Sources (3)

  • Richard C. Allen, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • Samuel Allen Family Bible
  • Richard Cox Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1804

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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 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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