Molly Allen

1723–1793 (Age 69)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Molly

When Molly Allen was born on 16 December 1723, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Allen, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Brooks, was 22. She married Ephraim Wilmarth on 1 November 1752, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. She died on 28 February 1793, at the age of 69, and was buried in East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Molly Allen
Ephraim Wilmarth
Marriage: 1 November 1752
Priscilla Willmarth
Molly Willmarth
Hannah Willmarth
Ephraim Willmarth

Spouse & Children

1 November 1752
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


Parents & Siblings



  • Hannah Allen


  • Joseph Allen


  • Jeremiah Allen


  • Male1721–1777Male

  • Female1723–1793Female

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World Events (4)


Age 53

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

Age 53

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 57

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

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)

  • Molly Humphry, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Molley Allen, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Molly Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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