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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Jean Chevalier
Amy Allen
Marriage: about 1779
Sipharah Ann Chevalier
Philip Chevalier
John Chevalier
Jeremiah Chevalier
Mary 'Waity' Chevalier
Lettia Chevalier

Spouse and Children

    Jean Chevalier



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


    Sipharah Ann Chevalier


    Mary 'Waity' Chevalier


    Philip Chevalier


    Lettia Chevalier


    John Chevalier


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Parents and Siblings



+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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