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
1818–1884
Delilah Emaline Bennett Andrews
1819–1869
Marriage: 29 April 1841
Pernecy Frances Allen
1842–1895
William Coleman Allen
1843–1926
Margaret Mary Jane Allen
1844–1914
Elizabeth Allen
1846–1855
Martha Elizabeth Allen
1846–
Sarah Martisha Allen
1849–1901
Joseph Jackson Allen
1850–1850
Purlina Angeline Allen
1851–1864
Pulina Angelina Allen
1851–1864
Delilah Emeline Allen
1853–1912
Mathilda Josephine Allen
1854–1908
Andrew Andrews Allen
1856–1858
Heber James Allen
1859–1928

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
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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