Rial Albert Allen

Brief Life History of Rial Albert

When Rial Albert Allen was born on 27 February 1844, in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lewis Allen, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Alexander, was 24. He married Susan Elizabeth Collins on 25 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in West Point, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1870 and Pine Creek, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 27 May 1899, in Moenkopi, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Old Lds Tuba City Church Cemetery, Moenkopi, Coconino, Arizona, United States.

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Rial Albert Allen
Susan Elizabeth Collins
Marriage: 25 April 1868
Rial Albert Allen
Susan Temperance Allen
Ann Elizabeth Allen
Sarah Melinda Allen
James Lewis Allen
Nancy Adeline Allen
Margaret Jane Allen
Phoebe Allen
Beulah Charlotte Allen
Lafayette Collins Allen
Franklin Allen

Sources (36)

  • Rul Allan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rial (Rhial) Allen - Church record: Birth record or certificate
  • Rial Allen, Marriage to Susannah Howard (1896), "Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953"

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


The first contact between Hopis and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, came in 1858 when Apostle Jacob Hamblin led a group of missionaries to the village of Oraibi, with the purpose to learn their language and culture. During that visit an unidentified Hopi told of a prophecy that prophets would come to the Hopis from the west and bring them back to the blessings they had lost. They believed the Mormons were the fulfillment of that prophecy...The first colonizers arrived in 1873. While some chose to leave because of the arid conditions, a few hearty souls stayed and began planting orchards and building stone homes. Some lived near Moenkopi while others chose to plant their farms at Moenave, about six miles to the west.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Rial Albert Allen (27 February 1844 – 27 May 1899)

Rial Allen was born on February 27, 1844, at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee. Rial came west with his family and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1862. He was 18 years old. He married Susan Elizabet …

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