Jesse Allen

1808–1874 (Age 65)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Allen was born on 9 June 1808, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 26. He married Mary Bell on 24 March 1831, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greene, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Belltown, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 5 April 1874, in White Hall, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in White Hall, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Allen
1808–1874
Mary Bell
1812–1902
Marriage: 24 March 1831
Elizabeth Allen
1832–1832
Zachariah Franklin Allen
1832–1852
Jane Elizabeth Allen
1833–1837
Francis Henry Allen
1837–1915
Jesse Law Allen
1838–1905
Sarah A. Allen
1841–1846
Mary M. Allen
1842–1846
Martha Allen
1844–1914
Johnathan Allen
1847–1908
William Andrew Allen
1848–1915
Robert Allen
1850–1855
Lewis Allen
1853–1929
Albert Allen
1855–1921

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1831
Greene, Illinois, United States
children

(13)

  • Elizabeth Allen

    Female1832–1832Female

  • Zachariah Franklin Allen

    Male1832–1852Male

  • Jane Elizabeth Allen

    Female1833–1837Female

  • Francis Henry Allen

    Male1837–1915Male

  • Jesse Law Allen

    Male1838–1905Male

+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(21)

+16 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1818

Age 10

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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)

  • Jessie Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jesse Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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