Louisa Allen

1807–1880 (Age 73)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Louisa

Louisa Allen was born in 1807, in North Carolina, United States. She married Wilson Morgan on 23 November 1826, in Madison, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Southern, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died in 1880, in Lee, Coffee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73.

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Wilson Morgan
Louisa Allen
Marriage: 23 November 1826
William A. Morgan
Amelia A. Morgan
Martha L. Morgan
James M. Morgan
John D. Morgan
Wilson M. Morgan
Frances L. Morgan
Thomas C. Morgan

Spouse and Children

23 November 1826
Madison, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 12

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Louiza Morgan in household of Wilson Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Morgan in household of Wilson Morgan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Allen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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