Caroline Matilda Allen

Brief Life History of Caroline Matilda

When Caroline Matilda Allen was born on 8 May 1845, in Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Franklin Allen, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Myers, was 20. She married Thompson Francis Kouns on 12 April 1864, in Bertram Township, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 12 March 1926, in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Thompson Francis Kouns
Caroline Matilda Allen
Marriage: 12 April 1864
Adelia May Kouns
George Samuel Kouns
Annette Amanda "Nettie" Kouns
Joy Kouns
Iva Matilda Kouns

Sources (42)

  • Caroline Kouns, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Caroline Matilda Allen - Government record: birth:
  • Caroline Matilda Allen, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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Historical Boundaries: 1852: Van Buren, Iowa, United States

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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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