Elihu Marcellus Allen

14 May 1791–30 October 1850 (Age 59)
Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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 Lusana, 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 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
Phoebe 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1827Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 6
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    Age 17
    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 …

    Sources (19)

    • Allen in entry for Caroline M Weeks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elihu Allen, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Elihu Allen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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