Abijah Humphrey

Male16 November 1778–3 March 1813

Brief Life History of Abijah

When Abijah Humphrey was born on 16 November 1778, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Humphrey, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Forbes, was 29. He married Nancy Catherine Emerson on 5 January 1801, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 3 March 1813, in Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Waltons Creek Church Cemetery, Centertown, Ohio, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Humphrey
Nancy Catherine Emerson
Marriage: 5 January 1801
John M. Humphrey
Elizabeth Humphrey
Catharine Humphrey

Sources (6)

  • Abijah Humphre, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abijah Humphrey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Tax books: Hardin County, Kentucky, USA

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1801Green, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 2

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 3

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 10

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Norman French personal name Humfrey, from ancient Germanic Hunfrid, Humfrid, composed of the elements hūn- ‘bear cub’ + frithu ‘peace’. The name was borne by a 9th-century Christian saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

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

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