Alonzo Allen

22 August 1820–3 November 1841 (Age 21)
Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Alonzo

When Alonzo Allen was born on 22 August 1820, in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Amos Allen, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Gilbert, was 26. He died on 3 November 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Carmel Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Allen
1787–1866
Sarah Gilbert
1793–1869
Elvira Allen
1816–
Deacon Frederick Allen
1818–1894
Alonzo Allen
1820–1841
Eliza Allen
1821–1896
Polly Allen
1824–1876
Samuel A. Allen
1826–1925
Wealthy Ann Allen
1827–1905
Lucy E. Allen
1828–1859
Gilbert Allen
1831–1924

Parents and Siblings

    Male1787–1866Male

    Sarah Gilbert

    Female1793–1869Female

siblings

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World Events (5)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: 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. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of 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. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Allen, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Alonzo Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alonzo Allen, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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