Cynthia Amorette Allen

19 April 1839–6 January 1874 (Age 34)
Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia Amorette

When Cynthia Amorette Allen was born on 19 April 1839, in Madrid, Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Ezra Heela Allen, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Beriah Fiske, was 19. She married Lewis Ricks on 25 December 1859, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 6 January 1874, in Benson, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Ricks
Cynthia Amorette Allen
Marriage: 25 December 1859
Sarah Elvira Ricks
Mary Amoretta Ricks
Ellen Adelia Ricks
Lois Esther Ricks
Lewis Ezra Ricks
Joseph Alexander Ricks
Phoebe Ricks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1859Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 20
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), 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. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from 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. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Crossing the Plains

    Cynthia's mom, Sarah, records: "In 1851 I exchanged my gold dust for cash and goods, reserving enough of the gold to make me a ring, which I still wear. I gathered my little means together, and hired …

    Sources (56)

    • Cynthia Ricks in household of Louis Ricks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Emmerette Allen in entry for Sarah Alvira Wixom, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Emoretta Ricks in household of Lewis Ricks, "United States Census, 1870"

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