Simon Allen

9 October 1813–2 June 1894 (Age 80)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Simon

When Simon Allen was born on 9 October 1813, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Allen V, was 33 and his mother, Dinah Stuart, was 24. He married Hannah Dixon Woody on 27 July 1833, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 2 June 1894, in Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cane Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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Simon Allen
Hannah Dixon Woody
Marriage: 27 July 1833
Ruth Allen
Milton Allen
Joseph G Allen
Benjamin Franklin Allen
Mary E Allen
David Allen
Dinah Allen
Newton Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Rachel Allen
Eunice Allen
Caroline Allen
Hannah Allen
George Washington Allen
Zeno Allen
Julia Allen

Spouse and Children

27 July 1833
Orange, North Carolina, United States



    Milton Allen


    Joseph G Allen


    Benjamin Franklin Allen


    Mary E Allen


+11 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1815: Clarke, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1817: Clarke, Alabama Territory, United States; 1819: Clarke, Alabama, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

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 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Simon Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Simon Allen in entry for Marion C Moon and Rachel Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Simon Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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