William Allen

1775–1845 (Age 70)
West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

William Allen was born on 22 August 1775, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Jonas Allen Sr and Mrs Jonas Allen. He married Belinda Hull on 9 May 1805, in Victor, Victor, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 September 1845, in Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
1775–1845
Belinda Hull
1778–
Marriage: 9 May 1805
Phebe Allen
1805–1864
Adolphus Allen
1807–1869
Amarilla Allen
1809–1824
Rachel Allen
1810–1859
Hannah Allen
1810–1871
Isaac Allen
1813–1889
Joseph H. Allen
1815–1891
Abram Allen
1817–1899
Eliza Allen
1820–1898

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1805
Victor, Victor, Ontario, New York, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jonas Allen Sr

    MaleMale

  • Mrs Jonas Allen

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

New York is the 11th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 Allen, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Allen, "United States Census, 1830"
  • William Allen in entry for Joseph H. Allen, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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