When Ira Allen was born on 27 April 1814, in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Simeon Allen, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Leavens, was 39. He married Calista Bass on 23 November 1834, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 21 December 1900, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.
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.
I am now in my 80th year, writing these records without glasses. I was born December 13, 1799, in Onondaga County, New York, in the town of Disitis [probably Fabius]. I was the son of Benjamin Bens …