Elizabeth Allen

1821–1873 (Age 52)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Allen was born on 20 August 1821, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Rial Allen, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Evans, was 37. She married Sprankle Snyder on 27 November 1853, in Andrew, Missouri, United States. She lived in Platte Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 27 August 1873, in Andrew, Missouri, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Andrew, Missouri, United States.

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Elizabeth Allen
Sprankle Snyder
Marriage: 27 November 1853

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27 November 1853
Andrew, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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Sketch of the life of James Allen

Sketch of the life of James Allen Born 1807, Pioneer of 1862 - compiled by Maud Bliss Allen from interviews, diaries and records and contact with the different families. JAMES ALLEN was born the 14 …

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Snyder in household of Spramkle Snyder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Snider in household of Sprankle Snider, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Allen in household of Rial Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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