Martha Allen

1862–1864 (Age 2)
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 14 August 1862, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Albern Allen, was 60 and her mother, Jane Elizabeth Hill, was 20. She died on 28 October 1864, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albern Allen
1802–1867
Jane Elizabeth Hill
1841–
Sariah Maria Allen
1859–1940
Isada Allen
1861–
Martha Allen
1862–1864
Elizabeth Allen
1867–

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World Events (2)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (3)

  • Martha Allan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1860 United States Census, Elizabeth Allen, daughters Sarah and Martha, and stepdaughter, Mary.

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