Joseph H. Allen

1815–1891 (Age 75)
Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph H.

When Joseph H. Allen was born on 15 May 1815, in Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, William Allen, was 39 and his mother, Belinda Hull, was 37. He married Sarahadelia Masoner in 1845. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Boston Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 22 April 1891, in Saranac, Boston Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in South Boston Cemetery, Clarksville, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph H. Allen
Sarahadelia Masoner
Marriage: 1845
Winfield S Allen
Ervin J Allen
Elida Bell Allen

Spouse & Children

  • Male1815–1891Male

  • Sarahadelia Masoner




  • Allen


  • Winfield S Allen


  • Ervin J Allen


  • Female1865–1945Female

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 

Age 6

Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Joseph Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph H Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph H Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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