Sabra Allen

1774–1858 (Age 83)
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sabra

When Sabra Allen was born on 29 July 1774, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Allen, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Willes, was 34. She married Capt. John McKnight Thompson on 23 January 1794, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 March 1858, in her hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Sabra Allen
Capt. John McKnight Thompson
Marriage: 23 January 1794
Chauncey Thompson
Capt. Robert Thompson
John Thompson
Elizabeth McKnight Thompson
Capt. James Allen Thompson
Mabel Thompson
Sabra Thompson
Samuel Wells Thompson
Col. Samuel Wells Thompson
George Thompson

Spouse & Children

23 January 1794
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


  • Chauncey Thompson


  • Capt. Robert Thompson


  • Male1798–1874Male

  • Elizabeth McKnight Thompson


  • Capt. James Allen Thompson


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1757–1846Male

  • Elizabeth Allen


  • Samuel Flemming Allen Jr.


  • Female1768–1804Female

  • Joshua Allen


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 7

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 26

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)

  • Sabra Allin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sabra in entry for Samuel Mcthompson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sabra in entry for John Mcthompson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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