Elihu Marcellus Allen

Brief Life History of Elihu Marcellus

When Elihu Marcellus Allen was born on 14 May 1791, in Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States, his father, George Allen, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca Lussana, was 31. He married Laura Foote in 1815, in Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States in 1830 and Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died on 30 October 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elihu Marcellus Allen
Lola Ann Clawson
Marriage: 29 June 1827
Helen Rebecca Allen
Laura Albina Allen
Phebe Ann Allen
Charles William Allen
Wyatt Allen
Elihu Moroni Allen
Lola Elizabeth Allen
Almira Gilbert Allen
Emma Melvina Allen
George Warren Allen
John Fergusen Allen
Joseph Brigham Allen

Sources (20)

  • Elihu Allen, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elihu Marcellus Allen - birth: 14 May 1791; Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States
  • Elihu Marcellus Allen in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries 1796: Steuben, New York, United States


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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Elihu Marcellus Allen

Elihu Marcellus Allen was born 14 May 1791 in Cambridge, Washington, New York to George and Rebecca Allen. His first wife was Laura Foote and they had four children, all born in Dryden, Tompkins, Ne …

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