Abram Allen

1817–1899 (Age 82)
Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Abram

When Abram Allen was born on 19 June 1817, in Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, William Allen, was 41 and his mother, Belinda Hull, was 39. He married Vesta Ann Jones in 1847. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Commerce, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 2 October 1899, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abram Allen
Vesta Ann Jones
Marriage: 1847
Mary J Allen
Martha Isabel Allen
Sarah Elizabeth Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1817–1899Male

  • Vesta Ann Jones




  • Mary J Allen


  • Martha Isabel Allen


  • Allen


  • Sarah Elizabeth Allen


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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 4

Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.

Age 29

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)

  • Abram Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abram Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abram Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

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