Martha Allen

Marion, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born about 1874, in Marion, South Carolina, United States, her father, Frank Allen, was 19 and her mother, Leonora, was 19. She married Samuel Robert Powers in 1892, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Bethea Township, Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She was buried in Oak Grove, Dillon, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Allen
Samuel Robert Powers
Marriage: 1892
Lessie Powers
Benjamin Powers
Mitchell Powers
Hattie Powers
Mckay F Powers
Coy Frank Powers
Madge Powers
Daston Powers
Agnes Powers
Archibald Boggy Powers

Spouse & Children

  • Female1874–1951Female

  • Samuel Robert Powers


South Carolina, United States


  • Female1893–1975Female

  • Mckay F Powers


  • Benjamin Powers


  • Coy Frank Powers


  • Mitchell Powers


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Allen


  • Leonora




  • Female1874–1951Female

  • Luty Allen


  • Lilly Allen


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 4

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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 (3)

  • Martha Powers in household of Samuel R Powers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Powers in household of Samuel Powers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Powers in household of Samuel R Powers, "United States Census, 1910"

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