Orvel Morgan Allen

Brief Life History of Orvel Morgan

When Orvel Morgan Allen was born on 9 June 1805, in St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, John Edmunds Allen, was 21 and his mother, Permelia Perry, was 17. He married Jane Wilson on 23 February 1825, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Toquerville, Kane, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Arizona, United States in 1890. He died on 12 November 1893, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pima Cemetery, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Orvel Morgan Allen
Elizabeth Ann Burkett
Marriage: 4 August 1850
John Matthew Johnson Allen
Amanda Alzina Allen
Rosina Allen
Orville Morgan Allen
Eleanor Ann Allen
Elizabeth Ann Allen
Samuel Edmonds Allen
William Washington Allen

Sources (45)

  • Orril M Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Morgan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Orvel Morgan Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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History of Arizona

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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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Orvel Morgan Allen (my great grandfather) - By Dennis Reber

Orvil and his wife Jane Wilson Allen joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838 in Missouri. They moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1840. His involvement there included being a body gu …

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