When Abel Laybourne Sr was born on 17 May 1782, in Nafferton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Laybourn, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Ellen Newlove, was 24. He married Sally Farwell Clark in 1802. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1864, in Lost Grove Cemetery, Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Harmony, Clark, Ohio, United States.
English (northern): habitational name from Leyburn in Yorkshire. The placename probably derives from Old English hlēg ‘shelter’ + burna ‘spring, stream’.
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