Belle Allen

1871–1957 (Age 86)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Belle

When Belle Allen was born on 15 August 1871, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Frank Allen, was 25 and her mother, Emeline Ashley, was 22. She married Albert Hancock Phillips on 12 August 1898, in Alamance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States for about 37 years. She died on 3 December 1957, in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Belle Allen
Albert Hancock Phillips
Marriage: 12 August 1898
Lula Annie Phillips
Callie Phillips
Sarah Frances Phillips
Willie Phillips
John Robert Phillips
Flossie Maxine Roberta Phillips

Spouse & Children

12 August 1898
Alamance, North Carolina, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Allen


  • Emeline Ashley




  • James A Allen


  • Thomas L Allen


  • William H Allen


  • Female1871–1957Female

  • Nettie Allen


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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)

  • Belle Philips in household of Abert Philips, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bell Phillip in household of Marvin P Pendergraph, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bell Philips in household of Albert H Philips, "United States Census, 1900"

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