Aldridge Allen

27 June 1795–17 November 1875 (Age 80)
Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Aldridge

When Aldridge Allen was born on 27 June 1795, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Adna Allen, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth McNeile, was 21. He married Sally Edwards about 1818, in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 17 November 1875, in Henrietta, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Henrietta South Cemetery, Kipton, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Aldridge Allen
Esther Lovina Bromley
Marriage: 13 May 1830
Leonard Allen
Aldridge Allen
Esther Lavina Allen
John Wesley Allen
Sarah Jane Allen
Ellen Lizette Allen
Franklin Allen

Spouse and Children

13 May 1830


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 7

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Aldridge Allen, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Aldridge Allen, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Aldridge Allen, "United States Census, 1830"

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