Joseph Henry Abbott

10 August 1849–17 January 1902 (Age 52)
Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Abbott was born on 10 August 1849, in Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, Abijah Abbott, was 43 and his mother, Eleanor Weakley, was 42. He married Sarah Elizabeth Hempleman on 19 December 1875, in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Towanda Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 17 January 1902, in Towanda, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Towanda, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Abbott
Sarah Elizabeth Hempleman
Marriage: 19 December 1875
John William Abbott
Albert Daniel Abbott
Charles Parson Abbott
Asa Earnest Abbott
Lawrence Roy Abbott

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Elizabeth Hempleman


19 December 1875
Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Abijah Abbott


    Eleanor Weakley




    John William Abbott


    Mary F Abbott


    James Wesley Abbott


    Elizabeth C Abbott


    Abijah Abbott Jr


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

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

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Abbott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J H Abbott in household of Abiga Abbott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Abbott in household of Abija Abbot, "United States Census, 1860"

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