Elizabeth Allen

1775–1840 (Age 65)
Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Allen was born in 1775, in Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Job Allen II, was 25 and her mother, Mary Minton, was 18. She married Timothy Murray in 1794, in Burke, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1840, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Murray
1772–1837
Elizabeth Allen
1775–1840
Marriage: 1794
Mary Ann Murray
1794–1850
John Murray
1795–1843
Mary Ann Murray
1798–1875
Henry Murray
1800–
Elizabeth Murray
1802–
Augustus Jeremiah Murray
1805–1878
Lydia Murray
1807–1890
Dempsey MURRAY
1809–1865
Charity Murray
1812–
Elias Murray
1815–
Jesse Murray
1818–1880
Stephen Murray
1821–1822

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1794
Burke, Georgia, United States
children

(12)

    Female1794–1850Female

    John Murray

    Male1795–1843Male

    Mary Ann Murray

    Female1798–1875Female

    Henry Murray

    Male1800–Male

    Elizabeth Murray

    Female1802–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 0

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Allen, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Elizabeth Allen, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Eliza Broadwell in entry for Thos. F. Willoughby, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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