Mattie Alevia Allen

18 December 1881–9 June 1962 (Age 80)
Gilmer, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mattie Alevia

When Mattie Alevia Allen was born on 18 December 1881, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States, her father, Jahue Lafayette Allen, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Caroline Whitaker, was 29. She married William S Buchanan about 1900, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 907, Gilmer, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Cherry Log, Gilmer, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 June 1962, in Baldwin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Blue Ridge, Fannin, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William S Buchanan
Mattie Alevia Allen
Marriage: about 1900
Charles William Buchanan
Floyd J Buchanan
Lola Buchanan

Spouse and Children

about 1900
Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 12

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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Sources (3)

  • Mattie A Allen in household of John L Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Levia Buckhanan in household of Will S Buckhanan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Levia Buchanon in household of Will Buchanon, "United States Census, 1930"

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