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
Belinda Hull
Marriage: 9 May 1805
Phebe Allen
Adolphus Allen
Amarilla Allen
Rachel Allen
Hannah Allen
Isaac Allen
Joseph H. Allen
Abram Allen
Eliza Allen

Spouse & Children

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


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jonas Allen Sr


  • Mrs Jonas Allen




World Events (8)


Age 1

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

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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