John Rial Allen Sr

29 January 1841–13 April 1920 (Age 79)
Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John Rial

When John Rial Allen Sr was born on 29 January 1841, in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Evins Allen, was 33 and his mother, Nancy McDaniels Allen, was 32. He married Sarah Branden on 15 March 1860, in Carroll, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 April 1920, in St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Teton-Newdale Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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John Rial Allen Sr
Sarah Jannett Leavitt
Marriage: 1 November 1875
Mahala Allen
John Rial Allen Jr
Annie Mabel Allen
Jesse Leavitt Allen
Hyrum Allen
Sally Jannet Allen
Jerry Allen
Emma Geen Allen
Sarah Della Allen
Glen Allen
Neta Allen
Dovy Dean Allen
Rosal Love Allen

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  • Marriage
    1 November 1875Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 9
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    1862 · Battle of Perryville
    Age 21
    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

    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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    The Life Sketch of John Rial Allen Sr. By his daughter Nettie

    The Life Sketch of John Rial Allen Sr. By his daughter Nettie Born January the 29, 1841 at Paducat, McCracken County Kentucky. He was the 5th in order of birth in a family of eight children born to …

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    • John Rial Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Riley Allen in entry for Mahala Allen Marler, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • George R. Allen, "United States Census, 1880"

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