Chauncey Allen

1818–1906 (Age 88)
Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Chauncey

When Chauncey Allen was born on 26 May 1818, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Allen, was 24 and his mother, Mary Polly Terry, was 20. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Susan Holmes. He died on 28 May 1906, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in West Clarkson Cemetery, Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Allen
Susan Holmes
Celia Allen
Francis Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1818–1906Male

  • Susan Holmes




  • Celia Allen


  • Francis Allen


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 

Age 1

The Town of Clarkson was formed from the Town of Murray, on 2 April 1819.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Chauncey Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chancey Allen in household of Isac Allen, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Chancey Allen in household of William H Steele, "United States Census, 1900"

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