Peter Lockwood Allen

1826–1904 (Age 78)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Peter Lockwood

When Peter Lockwood Allen was born on 8 September 1826, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Peter Allen, was 37 and his mother, Naomi Morrell, was 36. He married Maryette Seeley on 4 October 1848, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Vermilion, Vermilion Township, Erie, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 8 December 1904, in West Richfield, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Peter Lockwood Allen
1826–1904
Maryette Seeley
1830–1912
Marriage: 4 October 1848
Frances Allen
1849–
Francis Adelbert Allen
1849–1852
Virgil Allen
1852–1853
Mae Allen
1857–1934
May Allen
1859–
May Allen
1860–
Elmer E Allen
1864–1907
Emma A. Allen
1866–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1848
Huron, Ohio, United States
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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 10

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 34

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • Peter L Allen in household of Upton Dorby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter L Allen in entry for May L Whiting, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Peter L. Allen, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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