Joseph Patterson Allen

25 January 1851–29 January 1916 (Age 65)
Devon, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Joseph Patterson

When Joseph Patterson Allen was born on 25 January 1851, in Devon, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, his father, James Allen, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Patterson, was 37. He married Margaret Annie Harwood on 8 November 1886, in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 29 January 1916, in Smoot, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Smoot Cemetery, Smoot, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Patterson Allen
Margaret Annie Harwood
Marriage: 8 November 1886
James William Allen
Joseph Allen
Catherine Margaret Allen
Anna Laura Allen
Leona Jane Allen
Sarah Elvira Allen
Vilate Allen
Larkin Allen
David Archibald Allen
John Lavon Allen
Artella Allen
Charles Douglas Allen
Twila Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1886Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 3
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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

    Memories of Margaret Annie Harwood Allen - Born 18 Feb 1870, Died 18 Jan 1943

    (This story was related by Margaret Annie Harwood Allen to an unknown member of her family.) "I was born at Heber City, Utah. My grandfather Empey came from Illinois and Pennsylvania. My Grandfather …

    Sources (42)

    • Joseph Allan in household of James Allan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Allen in entry for Geo Martin Barkdull and Annie Laura Allen, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
    • Joseph P Allen in entry for James William Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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