Olive Abbott

Brief Life History of Olive

When Olive Abbott was born on 24 July 1770, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Abbott II, was 42 and her mother, Prudence Sheldon, was 37. She married Alexander McDole on 25 April 1791, in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 27 January 1831, in Thurso, Papineau, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 60, and was buried in Thurso Protestant Cemetery, Thurso, Papineau, Quebec, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McDole
1760–1814
Olive Abbott
1770–1831
Marriage: 25 April 1791
Rosannah McDole
1792–1849
David McDole
1793–1865
William P McDole
1795–1885
Olive M. Dole
1797–1886
Thomas McDole
1799–1800
Clarissa McDole
1801–1824
Cynthia McDole
1803–1841
John McDole
1804–1877
Prudence McDole
1805–1884
Dorcas Abbott McDole
1811–1892
Alexander M Dole
1814–1888

Sources (6)

  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. This is a birth record for Olive Abbott, born 24 July, 1770, in Andover, Massachusetts.
  • Olive Abbot, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"
  • Olive Abbott Town, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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