Araminta Churberry Allen

Brief Life History of Araminta Churberry

When Araminta Churberry Allen was born on 14 February 1841, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Rapyelle Allen Sr., was 24 and her mother, Eliza Martin, was 17. She married Samuel Alexander Beckstead Jr on 17 August 1856, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 1 December 1922, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Beckstead
Araminta Churberry Allen
Marriage: 28 February 1863
George Edward Beckstead Sr.
Joseph Albert Beckstead
David Robert Beckstead
Daniel Allen Beckstead
Martin Adelbert Beckstead
Margaret Eliza Beckstead
Harriet Venice Beckstead
Barton Walter Beckstead
Emma Beckstead
Lillian Orella Beckstead

Sources (49)

  • Araminta C Beckstead, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Araminta Churbery Allen - birth: 14 February 1841; Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
  • Araminta Allen, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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Unlike her husband, George, Araminta was very short. She was born with beautiful auburn hair. As a young girl, she walked across the plains to Salt Lake City and her parents were afraid the Indians w …

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