Amy Allen

15 September 1761–21 July 1815 (Age 53)
Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Amy

When Amy Allen was born on 15 September 1761, in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phillip Allen, was 40 and her mother, Wait Fish, was 33. She married Jean Chevalier about 1779, in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 July 1815, in Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Jean Chevalier
1761–1820
Amy Allen
1761–1815
Marriage: about 1779
Sipharah Ann Chevalier
1780–1822
Philip Chevalier
1786–
John Chevalier
1795–
Jeremiah Chevalier
1798–
Mary 'Waity' Chevalier
1784–1856
Lettia Chevalier
1790–1855

Spouse and Children

    Jean Chevalier

    Male1761–1820Male

    Female1761–1815Female

MARRIAGE
about 1779
Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, United States
children

(6)

    Sipharah Ann Chevalier

    Female1780–1822Female

    Mary 'Waity' Chevalier

    Female1784–1856Female

    Philip Chevalier

    Male1786–Male

    Lettia Chevalier

    Female1790–1855Female

    John Chevalier

    Male1795–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Amy Shevalier in entry for Jeremiah Shevalier and Catherine Anderson, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Family Record: Hoeldke, Kathy Hastings

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