Andrew Jackson Allen

1818–1884 (Age 65)
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Allen was born on 5 September 1818, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rial Allen, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Evans, was 34. He married Delilah Emaline Bennett Andrews on 29 April 1841, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 July 1884, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Allen
Delilah Emaline Bennett Andrews
Marriage: 29 April 1841
Pernecy Frances Allen
William Coleman Allen
Margaret Mary Jane Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Martha Elizabeth Allen
Sarah Martisha Allen
Joseph Jackson Allen
Purlina Angeline Allen
Pulina Angelina Allen
Delilah Emeline Allen
Mathilda Josephine Allen
Andrew Andrews Allen
Heber James Allen

Spouse & Children

29 April 1841
Calloway, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: 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. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of 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. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Myrza Alexander Alexander; Pioneer Mother and wife.

Myrza Alexander was the daughter of Jonathan and Tabitha Nix Alexander. She was born on the 20th of September 1815. Some of her known siblings were; a brother (not to be confused with her husband, by …

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew J Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew J Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew J Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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