Ira Allen

Male27 April 1814–21 December 1900

Brief Life History of Ira

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.

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Family Time Line

Ira Allen
Cynthia Elizabeth Benson
Marriage: 25 August 1858
Cynthia Angela Allen
Elam Benson Allen
Laura Ann Allen
Julia Elizabeth Allen
James Cyrus Allen
Eliza Jane Allen
Charlotte Temple Allen
Lucy Keziah Allen
Thomas Edwin Allen
Susan Allen

Sources (107)

  • Ira Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Allen, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ira Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 15

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.


    Age 32

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

    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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    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 …

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