Mary Jane Allen

20 December 1842–17 December 1920 (Age 77)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Allen was born on 20 December 1842, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Allen, was 24 and her mother, Susanna Dutton, was 21. She married George Farnworth on 22 February 1861, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 17 December 1920, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Farnworth
Mary Jane Allen
Marriage: 22 February 1861
John William Farnworth
Charles Henry Farnworth
Nephi Farnworth
Brigham Farnworth
George Heber Farnworth
Mary Violet Farnworth
Alfred Lorenzo Farnworth
Susanna Farnworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1861Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 18
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 21
    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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    Mary Jane Allen Farnworth Coates History

    HISTORY OF MARY JANE ALLEN FARNWORTH COSTES Based on a history written by her son Brigham Farnworth Edited and additions by her 1st Cousin 3 times removed Or great grandson Richard Eldon Jackson Ma …

    Sources (28)

    • Mary J Allen in entry for Violet Nichols, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary J Crists in household of Joseph Crists, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Jane Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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