Roxana Allen

1805–1900 (Age 95)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Roxana

When Roxana Allen was born in 1805, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ransford Allen, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Babcock, was 27. She married Benjamin Loomis in 1827, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1900, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Roxana Allen
Benjamin Loomis
Marriage: 1827
Nancy Ann Loomis
Benjamin Henry Loomis

Spouse & Children

  • Female1805–1900Female

  • Benjamin Loomis


New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


  • Nancy Ann Loomis


  • Benjamin Henry Loomis


Parents & Siblings

  • Ransford Allen


  • Rachel Babcock




  • Cynthia Allen


  • Female1805–1900Female

  • Ransford B. Allen


  • Elisha Allen


  • George Kingsley Allen


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Rosanna Belden in household of Salmond Belden, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Roxana Loomis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Roxana Beldin in household of Salmon Beldin, "United States Census, 1860"

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