Rial Allen

1791–1865 (Age 74)
Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rial

When Rial Allen was born on 19 September 1791, in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Allin, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Easter, was 29. He married Margaret (Peggy) Evans on 21 October 1806, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1820 and Platte Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 26 September 1865, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in White Cemetery, Wayne, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rial Allen
Margaret (Peggy) Evans
Marriage: 21 October 1806
James Evins Allen
Esther or Easter Allen
Lewis Allen
John Allen
Andrew Jackson Allen
Elizabeth Allen
Martha Allen

Spouse & Children

21 October 1806
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 1

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 1

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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Sketch of the life of James Allen

Sketch of the life of James Allen Born 1807, Pioneer of 1862 - compiled by Maud Bliss Allen from interviews, diaries and records and contact with the different families. JAMES ALLEN was born the 14 …

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Sources (3)

  • Rial Allen in household of Sprankle Snider, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rial Allen, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Rial Allen, "United States Census, 1840"

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