Joseph A. Allen

1815–1847 (Age 32)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph A.

When Joseph A. Allen was born in 1815, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 33. He died in 1847, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Allen
1760–1838
Elizabeth Law
1782–1842
Andrew Allen
1804–
Bruce Allen
1804–
Sarah Sally Allen
1811–1885
Laura Allen
1822–
Isaac Newton Edney Allen
1822–1863
Infant Allen
1824–1824
Sepo Allen
1829–
Lucinda Allen
1831–
Johnathan Lindley Allen
1805–
Joseph Allen
1806–
Hardy M. Allen
1807–1862
Jesse Allen
1808–1874
Thomas Smith Allen
1809–1845
Margaret Mary Allen
1813–1877
Isaac Allen
1814–
Joseph A. Allen
1815–1847
David Allen
1817–1899
Robert Bell Allen
1817–1847
Mary Jean Allen
1820–1868
Andrew Jackson Allen
1828–1909
Henry Allen
1828–1907

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World Events (7)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 10

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.

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