Margaret Mary Ann Allen

Brief Life History of Margaret Mary Ann

When Margaret Mary Ann Allen was born on 18 September 1837, in Wadesboro, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Evins Allen, was 30 and her mother, Nancy McDaniels Allen, was 28. She married Joseph Terry on 4 December 1864, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Platte Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 29 July 1890, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Terry
Margaret Mary Ann Allen
Marriage: 4 December 1864
Joseph Allen Terry
Lisadora Terry
William Reynolds Terry
Mary Albina Terry
Alma Terry

Sources (21)

  • Margaret Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Maryann Allen Terry, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Margaret Allen in entry for Alma Terry and Ida Johnson Stockman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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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Sketch of the life of James Allen Born 1807, Pioneer of 1862 - compiled by Maud Bliss Allen from interviews, diaries and records and contact with the different families. JAMES ALLEN was born the 14 …

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