Maria Allen

31 December 1833–16 January 1857 (Age 23)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Allen was born on 31 December 1833, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, her father, William Allen, was 24 and her mother, Mary Laysell, was 20. She married George Morris on 15 January 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 16 January 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 23.

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George Morris
Maria Allen
Marriage: 15 January 1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Maria Allen Morris

    Maria was born 31 Dec 1833 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland near Phoenix Park. Her father was a surveyor who was attached to an English military group of guards at Phoenix Park. Her family likely mo …

    Sources (6)

    • Maria Allen in household of Richard Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Allen - Church record: death: 16 January 1857; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    • Maria Allen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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