Isaac Allen

1822–1924 (Age 101)
Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Allen was born on 15 October 1822, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Allen, was 28 and his mother, Mary Polly Terry, was 24. He married Rebecca C. Pratt on 27 November 1845, in Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monroe, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 12 September 1924, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Allen
1822–1924
Rebecca C. Pratt
1829–1851
Marriage: 27 November 1845
Lydia L. Allen
1846–
John William Allen
1848–
Orril S Allen
1851–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1822–1924Male

  • Rebecca C. Pratt

    Female1829–1851Female

MARRIAGE
27 November 1845
Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, United States
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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1863

Age 41

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Isaac Allen, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Isaac Allen Jr., "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Isaac Allen, "New York State Census, 1855"

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