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.
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.