John Henry Allen

1871–1945 (Age 74)
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Allen was born on 22 November 1871, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jeremiah Noah Allen, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Futrell, was 23. He married Laura C Wheeler on 29 December 1889, in Roanoke Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newsoms, Southampton, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Kirby Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 November 1945, in Severn, Northampton, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton, Northampton, North Carolina, United States.

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John Henry Allen
Laura C Wheeler
Marriage: 29 December 1889
Lottie G Allen
Eugene Lloyd Allen
Herbert Floyd Allen
Lelia L Allen
Clarence Clyde Allen Sr
Magnus C. Allen
Grace Robinson Allen
Louise Allen

Spouse & Children

29 December 1889
Roanoke Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jeremiah Noah Allen


  • Sarah Futrell




  • James Emory Allen


  • Roxanna Allen


  • Roberta Allen


  • Male1871–1945Male

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 23

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Jon H Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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