David Allen

1817–1899 (Age 82)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of David

When David Allen was born on 27 March 1817, his father, Zachariah Allen, was 57 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 35. He married Elizabeth Hanna on 14 March 1844, in Warren, Illinois, United States. He died on 27 September 1899, at the age of 82, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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David Allen
1817–1899
Elizabeth Hanna
Marriage: 14 March 1844

Spouse & Children

  • Male1817–1899Male

  • Elizabeth Hanna

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
14 March 1844
Warren, Illinois, United States

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World Events (7)

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1846

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)

  • David Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • David Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • David Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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