Abijah Humphrey

about 1778–3 March 1813 (Age 35)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Abijah

When Abijah Humphrey was born about 1778, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Humphrey, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Forbes, was 18. He married Nancy Catherine Emerson on 5 January 1801, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 3 March 1813, in Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in 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

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Catherine Emerson


5 January 1801
Green, Kentucky, United States


    John M. Humphrey


    Elizabeth Humphrey


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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 · The First Presidential Election

Age 10

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Abijah Humphre, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abigah Humphre, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abijah Humphry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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