Allen Salisbury

23 December 1832–23 February 1884 (Age 51)
Woodstock, Rush Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Allen

When Allen Salisbury was born on 23 December 1832, in Woodstock, Rush Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Seneca Sayles SALISBURY Sr, was 38 and his mother, Sally Sarah KING, was 26. He married Mary Roberts on 30 December 1855, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kirkwood, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 23 February 1884, at the age of 51, and was buried in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Salisbury
Mary Roberts
Marriage: 30 December 1855
Clarissa C Salisbury
Elanes Salisbury
Seneca Maurice Salisbury
Elmer E Salisbury
Owen Salisbury
Jennie Salisbury

Spouse and Children


    Mary Roberts


30 December 1855
Warren, Illinois, United States


    Clarissa C Salisbury


    Elanes Salisbury


    Seneca Maurice Salisbury


    Elmer E Salisbury


    Owen Salisbury


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 7

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Salis, Sale's, and beorh, a burrow or barrow, meaning Sale's barrow

Sources (3)

  • A Salisbury, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Allen Sailsbury, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen Salisbury, "United States Census, 1860"

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