Elizabeth Abel

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Abel was born on 24 November 1816, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Abel, was 53 and her mother, Charlotte Dungworth, was 37. She married John Smith on 11 October 1836, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Middleham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Elizabeth Abel
Marriage: 11 October 1836
Annie Elizabeth Smith
Charlotte Abel Smith
Arthur Smith
Ernest Smith
Emmely Smith
Mary Ann Smith
Charles Henry Smith
Eliza Emma Smith
John Smith
Isabella Martha Smith

Sources (23)

  • Eliza Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Abel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Abel, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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World Events (8)

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, and Polish; Slovak (mainly Ábel) and Czech (also Ábel): from the Biblical personal name Abel, Slovak Ábel, which was used in continental Europe from the sixth century. After the Norman Conquest it was introduced to England and Scotland, where it had a brief currency in the 12th and 13th centuries before being revived in England after the Reformation. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as a representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hebel (Latinized as Abel), from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’.

German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht .

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

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From the Research of Marilyn Kay Howe - Elizabeth Abel (1816)

Elizabeth Able Name from birth registration as mother of her daughter Charlotte. Ancestral File: Gives birthdate and place, wife of John Smith. Also dates from Logan/1972. Father is Isaac Abel, …

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