Eliza Martin

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Martin was born on 11 May 1823, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, John R Martin, was 44 and her mother, Lydia Coe, was 22. She married Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr. on 22 January 1837, in New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 25 September 1910, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wights Fort Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr.
Eliza Martin
Marriage: 22 January 1837
Marinda Allen
Araminta Churberry Allen
Theodore Allen
Juliet Allen
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Ophelia Allen
Sarah Ann Allen
Janetta Amelia Allen
Daniel Rapalyea Allen Jr.
Lydia Elizabeth Allen
Fannie Caroline Allen
Isaac Allen
David Robert Allen
Ada Aletta Allen

Sources (36)

  • Eliza Allen in household of Daniel Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eliza Martin - birth-name: Eliza Martin
  • Eliza Martin Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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LIFE STORY OF ELIZA MARTIN ALLEN Account of my Great Grandmother’s life, as she gave it to her son, David R. Allen. He is doing the talking apparently as he writes it. –Lorna J. Harrison My father …

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