George Christopher ALLEN[1, 2]

Male Abt 1830 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name George Christopher ALLEN 
    Born Abt Oct 1830  Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 23 Nov 1830  Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Christopher Allen 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I260705  A Few Relatives of Bob and Mary Hegerich
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2018 

    Father Christopher ALLEN, Sr.,   b. 1788, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1878, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Anna Catharine DAUPHINEE,   b. 1794, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Dec 1828  Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F17897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara COVEY,   b. 1839, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1861, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1855  Hackett's Cove, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Anthony Charles ALLEN,   b. 1 Jul 1857, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1936, Dayspring, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. John ALLEN,   b. 9 May 1861, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1901 and 1908, Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F15414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Ann EISENHAUER,   b. 1833, Chester, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1881 and 1891, Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1863  Chester, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
     1. Sophia May ALLEN,   b. 22 Apr 1868, Indian Harbour, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1954, Pictou, Pictou, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F15405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Anthony Charles ALLEN b. 1 Jul 1857 at Indian Harbour, d. 8 Jul 1936 at the Dayspring Poor Farm, and his descendants. When he marries, he states that his parents are Christopher and Barbara ALLEN, and it's easy to show that he had a brother named John ALLEN who states the same thing when he marries. It can also be shown from several sources, that wife Barbara is Barbara COVEY, who dies in 1861. In 1863, one Christopher ALLEN of Indian Harbour marries Catherine Ann EISENHAUER and in the 1871 Census of Hackett's Cove, family # 105 is easily identified as Christopher, new wife Catherine, and sons Anthony and John. So the husband of Barbara COVEY is the same man who marries Catherine Ann EISENHAUER.

      The SPAH register shows the following births:
      Mary Ann ALLEN (1) b. 1 Mar 1824, d/o Christopher & Susannah
      John Christopher ALLEN (2) b. 1826-03-08, s/o Christopher & Susannah
      George Christopher ALLEN bp. 1830--11-23, s/o Christopher & Catherine [Manuel]

      [Note that there is no entry for a son born 1831/1832 as one would expect if there was a son born then.] So it would appear that the husband of Barbara COVEY is either John Christopher 1826 or George Christopher 1830. Once again, the 1871 Census is the key to the puzzle as it shows John ALLEN, age 44 and wife Jane RICHARDSON living next door to Christopher ALLEN age 40. So it is George Christopher who marries Barbara and Catherine.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2619] Obituary Notice for Bennett Hubley.

    2. [S674] Death Notice for Barbara Allen.

    3. [S67] 1881 Census of *NS*, Halifax County, Hackett's Cove, family #50.

    4. [S9125] Observation--See Baptismal Date.

    5. [S9289] Parish Register, St. Paul's Anglican Church--Halifax.

    6. [S9453] Religious Marriages in Halifax, 1768-1841, #A-65.

    7. [S9293] Parish Register, St. Peter's Anglican Church--Hackett's Cove.

    8. [S12554] !NS Historical Vital Statistics, Year: 1863 - Book: 1800 - Page: 11304.

    9. [S12301] The Christian Messenger--Halifax, Wedding Announcement: Eisenhauer - Allen; 15 April 1863; transcribed by Brenda Maruca.