Rebecca Allen

1758–1802 (Age 44)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Allen was born in 1758, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, James Allen, was 38 and her mother, Mary Hogshead, was 30. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Andrew McClure. She died in 1802, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew McClure
1755–1793
Rebecca Allen
1758–1802
Ellen McClure
1770–
Isabel Mc Clure
1774–1830
Margaret Mc Clure
1776–
John Thomas McClure
1778–1858
James Mc Clure
1783–1798
Samuel McClure
1787–1870

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Rachel Allen

    Female1740–1815Female

    Elizabeth Allen

    Female1745–1831Female

    Isabella Allen

    Female1746–Female

    Female1748–Female

    Francis Allen

    Male1749–Male

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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 0

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1776: Fincastle, Virginia Colony, United States; 1776: Fincastle, Virginia, United States; 1776: Kentucky, Virginia, United States; 1780: Fayette, Virginia, United States; 1786: Bourbon, Virginia, United States; 1792: Bourbon, Kentucky, United 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.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Allen - Church record: burial: after 1802; ,Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

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