Hardy M. Allen

1807–1862 (Age 55)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hardy M.

When Hardy M. Allen was born on 8 March 1807, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 24. He married Jane Monteath on 20 April 1837, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Henderson, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 10 April 1862, in Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Little York, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Hardy M. Allen
Jane Monteath
Marriage: 20 April 1837
John Hamilton Allen
Alexander M. Allen
Zachariah Allen
William Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1807–1862Male

  • Jane Monteath


20 April 1837
Warren, Illinois, United States


  • John Hamilton Allen


  • William Allen


  • Elizabeth Allen


  • Alexander M. Allen


  • Zachariah Allen


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Hardy M Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hardy H Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • H. M. Allen, "Illinois State Census, 1855"

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