Johnathan Lindley Allen

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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Johnathan Lindley Allen
Martha McCallon
Marriage: 6 July 1843
James Thomas Allen
Mary Elizabeth " Molly" Allen
George Henry Allen
Jessie Law Allen

Spouse & Children

6 July 1843
Warren, Illinois, United States


  • James Thomas Allen


  • Mary Elizabeth " Molly" Allen


  • George Henry Allen


  • Jessie Law Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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