Margaret Mary Allen

1813–1877 (Age 64)
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary Allen was born in 1813, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Zachariah Allen, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Law, was 31. She married Rev James Clark Bruce on 12 June 1832, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 13 March 1877, in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Margaret Mary Allen
1813–1877
Rev James Clark Bruce
1800–1857
Marriage: 12 June 1832
William G Bruce
1833–
Robert A. Bruce
1845–1917
James C Bruce Jr
1835–1888
Mary Ann Bruce
1838–1911
Matilda Jane Bruce
1841–1910
Sarah Allen Bruce
1847–1920

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1832
Greene, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(21)

+16 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

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)

  • Margaret Bruce in entry for James C. Bruce and Minerva Allen, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Margaret Bruce in entry for Wm. G. Bruce and Margaret Freand, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Margaret Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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