Nancy McDaniels Allen

Female5 January 1809–26 March 1878

Brief Life History of Nancy McDaniels

When Nancy McDaniels Allen was born on 5 January 1809, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Allen, was 25 and her mother, Rachel McDaniel, was 19. She married James Evins Allen on 20 January 1831, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 26 March 1878, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Evins Allen
Nancy McDaniels Allen
Marriage: 20 January 1831
Rachel Mahala Caroline Allen
Francis Marion Allen
Margaret Mary Ann Allen
Samuel Jackson Allen
John Rial Allen Sr
James Valentine Allen
Nancy Jane Allen
William Lewis Allen

Sources (29)

  • Nancy MacDanel in entry for James Valentine Allen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Allen Family, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Nancy Allin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1831Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 3

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    James Allen

    James Allen was born at Somerset, Kentucky, the 14th of Aug., 1807. The eldest son of Rial and Margaret (Evins) Allen. He grew up in a very beautiful valley 9 miles out of Somerset. He fell in love …

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