Barnes Allen

1821–1858 (Age 37)
Center Point, Doddridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Barnes

When Barnes Allen was born in 1821, in Center Point, Doddridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Israel Joshua Allen, was 34 and his mother, Rachel J Whiteman, was 19. He married Nancy A. George in 1840, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Doddridge, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died about 1858, in Webster Springs, Webster, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Barnes Allen
1821–1858
Nancy A. George
1819–1849
Marriage: 1840
Preston Allen
1842–
William A Allen
1843–1900
Charles Lewis Allen
1849–1912

Spouse & Children

  • Male1821–1858Male

  • Nancy A. George

    Female1819–1849Female

MARRIAGE
1840
Tyler, West Virginia, United States
children

(3)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 3

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 11

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Barnes Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barnes Allen in entry for Elizabeth Eberhart, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Barnes Allen, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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