John Fergusen Allen

18 February 1844–16 April 1911 (Age 67)
Marquette, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Fergusen

When John Fergusen Allen was born on 18 February 1844, in Marquette, Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Elihu Marcellus Allen, was 52 and his mother, Lola Ann Clawson, was 38. He married Bernetta Walters Hickman on 11 August 1864, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Eureka Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900 and Hagerman, Lincoln, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 16 April 1911, in Hagerman, Gooding, Idaho, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hagerman Pioneer Cemetery, Hagerman, Gooding, Idaho, United States.

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John Fergusen Allen
Bernetta Walters Hickman
Marriage: 11 August 1864
Loulia Brennetta Allen
Mary Emma Allen
Selma Allen
Selmon Allen
Phoebe Allen
Phillip Allen
Pearl Allen
John Henry Allen
Ruby Isabell Allen
Burckhardt Allen
after 1882–after 1882
William Adams Hickman Allen
George Elihu Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1864Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • John F Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Allen in entry for Lonlia Brenetta Dallimore, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • John F. Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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