Abner Guernsey

Male14 July 1801–1 November 1828

Brief Life History of Abner

When Abner Guernsey was born on 14 July 1801, in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States, his father, Chauncey C Guernsey, was 27 and his mother, Lucy E Hoyt, was 21. He died on 1 November 1828, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in East Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Chauncey C Guernsey
Lucy E Hoyt
Abner Guernsey
Hoyt Guernsey
Phebe Guernsey
Norman Guernsey
Amanda Guernsey
Sarah Melinda Guernsey
Mary Ann Guernsey
Harriet Amanda Guernsey
Laura Matilda Guernsey
Solomon Chauncey Guernsey

Sources (3)

  • Abner Garnsey, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Abner Guernsey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abner Guernsey, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


Age 8

Historical Boundaries 1809: Schenectady, New York, United States

Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The name of the island is from the Old Norse ey ‘island’, with an uncertain first element, perhaps the male personal name Grani in the genitive case with original -ar, or from a genitive case form of grǫn ‘pine’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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