William A Allen

1843–1900 (Age 56)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William A

When William A Allen was born on 16 May 1843, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, Barnes Allen, was 22 and his mother, Nancy A. George, was 24. He married Nancy Julia Lyons in 1861, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Doddridge, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 14 February 1900, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A Allen
1843–1900
Nancy Julia Lyons
1841–1899
Marriage: 1861
Sarah Jane Allen
1862–1910
Elisabeth Allen
1864–1938
Absalom Allen
1866–1868
Zilpha Allen
1869–1920
William Bee Allen
1871–1951
Samuel Preston Allen
1874–1939
Vilena Allen
1876–1876
Martin V. Allen
1878–1962

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1861
Tyler, West Virginia, United States
children

(8)

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Parents & Siblings

  • Male1821–1858Male

  • Nancy A. George

    Female1819–1849Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 1

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 18

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • William A Allen in household of Barnes Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William A Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Allen, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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