Ira Allen

Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Allen was born on 5 September 1793, in Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, Isaac Allen II, was 36 and his mother, Abigail Bradbury, was 30. He married Lois Bearce on 29 April 1821, in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Ira Allen
Lois Bearce
Marriage: 29 April 1821
Elizabeth Fogg Allen
Joanna Bearce Allen
Olive Marguerite Allen
Addison Dexter Allen
Lois Bearce Allen
Adrienne Allen
Julia Albina Allen
Eveline Irene Allen

Spouse & Children

29 April 1821
Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


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Parents & Siblings



  • Eleanor A. Allen


  • Female1784–Female

  • Abigail Allen


  • Isaac Allen III


  • Male1788–1862Male

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1795: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States; 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 32

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.

Sources (3)

  • Ira Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira Allen, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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