Oliver Allen

about 1800–
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Oliver

Oliver Allen was born about 1800, in New Hampshire, United States. He married Judith Blaisdell Nickerson about 1820, in Carroll, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Allen
1800–
Judith Blaisdell Nickerson
1802–
Marriage: about 1820
Hannah Blaisdell Allen
1821–1910
Hiram Blaisdell Allen
1826–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1820
Carroll, New Hampshire, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 8

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver Allen in entry for Lorenzo D. Butters and Hannah B. Allen Remick, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Oliver Allen in entry for Hiram B. Allen, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Oliver Allen in entry for Hannah B Butters, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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