Martha Allen

1861–
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born from 1861 to 1862, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Marten L Allen, was 34 and her mother, Catharine Barton, was 33. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Fayette, Seneca, New York, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Marten L Allen
1828–
Catharine Barton
1829–
Francis Clinton Allen
1854–1918
Annie Allen
1857–
Martha Allen
1861–
Luella Allen
1862–1914
Czarrina C Allen
1866–
Lorena Allen
1868–
Emma T Allen
1870–
Martin Thompson Allen
1871–1954
Larue Perrine Allen
1873–

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • Martha Allen in household of Martin L Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Allen in household of Martin L Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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