Phineas Allen

1745–1830 (Age 85)
Lincoln, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Allen was born on 6 April 1745, in Lincoln, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Allen Sr, was 35 and his mother, Eunice Gale, was 33. He married Abigail Foster on 6 March 1769. He lived in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1745. His occupation is listed as proprietor of black horse tavern in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 15 May 1830, in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Allen
1745–1830
Abigail Foster
1749–1779
Marriage: 6 March 1769

Spouse & Children

  • Male1745–1830Male

  • Abigail Foster

    Female1749–1779Female

MARRIAGE
6 March 1769

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 31

New York is the 11th state.
1791

Age 46

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phineas Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phinehas Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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