Philoria Allen

1847–1928 (Age 80)
Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Philoria

When Philoria Allen was born on 28 September 1847, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Fielding Carter Allen, was 30 and her mother, Matilda H. Hunt, was 17. She married James Alvia Hedges on 26 December 1865, in Rowan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sidell Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Sidell, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 31 January 1928, in Allerton, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Wheeler, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philoria Allen
James Alvia Hedges
Marriage: 26 December 1865
Evaline "Eva" Matilda Hedges
Georgia D Hedges
Serona Demeree Dee Hedges
Reuben Hedges
William Alvah Hedges
Ada L Hedges
Isaac Sylvester Hedges
Russell Ellsworth Hedges
Lottie Pearl Hedges
Luther Hedges
George Edward Hedges

Spouse & Children

26 December 1865
Rowan, Kentucky, United States


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Sarah Levina Allen


  • Female1847–1928Female

  • Female1849–Female

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 3

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Philora Allen in household of John J Hichcock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Philora Hedges in household of James Hedges, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philora Hedges in household of James A Hedges, "United States Census, 1910"

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