Johnathan Lindley Allen

1805–
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Johnathan Lindley

When Johnathan Lindley Allen was born in 1805, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 23. He married Martha McCallon on 6 July 1843, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Castle Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Lindley Allen
1805–
Martha McCallon
1827–
Marriage: 6 July 1843
James Thomas Allen
1846–1914
Mary Elizabeth " Molly" Allen
1849–1913
George Henry Allen
1851–1889
Jessie Law Allen
1853–1928

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
6 July 1843
Warren, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

  • James Thomas Allen

    Male1846–1914Male

  • Mary Elizabeth " Molly" Allen

    Female1849–1913Female

  • George Henry Allen

    Male1851–1889Male

  • Jessie Law Allen

    Male1853–1928Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(21)

+16 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1818

Age 13

Illinois is the 21st state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 31

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Jesse Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J L Allen, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Jonathan Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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