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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Timothy Murray
Elizabeth Allen
Marriage: 1794
Mary Ann Murray
John Murray
Mary Ann Murray
Henry Murray
Elizabeth Murray
Augustus Jeremiah Murray
Lydia Murray
Dempsey MURRAY
Charity Murray
Elias Murray
Jesse Murray
Stephen Murray

Spouse and Children

Burke, Georgia, United States



    John Murray


    Mary Ann Murray


    Henry Murray


    Elizabeth Murray


+7 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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.

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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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