Phineas Allen

1730–1815 (Age 84)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born on 17 April 1730, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Allen, was 34 and his mother, Mary Utley, was 31. He married Eleanor Hewtorn on 16 May 1771, in Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 3 February 1815, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84.

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Phineas Allen
Eleanor Hewtorn
Marriage: 16 May 1771
Loice Allen
Loice Allen
Abijah Allen
Abijah Allen
Susannah Allen

Spouse & Children

16 May 1771
Tolland, Connecticut, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Allen


  • Female1698–1774Female



World Events (4)


Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 51

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 70

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Phineas Allen in entry for Sarah, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Phinear Allen in entry for Daniel Allen, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Phinehas in entry for Abijah Allen, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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