John B. Allen

about 1820–
, Pittsylvania, Virginia

The Life of John B.

When John B. Allen was born about 1820, his father, John Allen, was -6 and his mother, Mrs John Allen, was -7. He married Catherine J. Motley on 21 January 1846, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John B. Allen
1820–
Catherine J. Motley
1826–
Marriage: 21 January 1846
James H. Allen
1848–1883
Mary J Allen
1849–1918
Elizabeth Allen
1850–
John N Allen
1851–
Emily J. C. Allen
1853–
Daniel W Allen
1855–
Narcissus Susan Allen
1860–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 January 1846
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1826–Male

    Mrs John Allen

    Female1827–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 41

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • John B Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jno B Allen in entry for James H Allen, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Jno Allen in entry for Lewis Riddle, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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