Rebecca Allen

1840–
Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Allen was born in 1840, in Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States, her father, Darius Allen, was 23 and her mother, Juliette Beardsley, was 24. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1855.

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Family Time Line

Darius Allen
1817–1893
Juliette Beardsley
1816–1889
James H Allen
1836–1902
Juliet Nina Allen
1845–1926
Mariette Nettie Allen
1839–1903
Rebecca Allen
1840–
Isaac Leroy Allen
1841–1925
Theodore Beardsley Allen
1844–1924
Randolph Allen
1854–1916
Darius Herbert Allen Beardsley
1856–1918

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

Age 8

"""A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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.

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

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  • Rebecca Allen in household of Derias Allen, "New York State Census, 1855"

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