Celia Allen

about 1805–
Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Celia

When Celia Allen was born about 1805, in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, her father, John Allen, was 36 and her mother, Lucy David, was 31.

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Family Time Line

John Allen
1769–1827
Lucy David
1774–1826
Reverend Leland Allen
1799–1891
Jeremiah Allen
1800–
John Allen
1800–
Frances Allen
1801–
Celia Allen
1805–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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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