Abba Eliza Murdock

Brief Life History of Abba Eliza

When Abba Eliza Murdock was born on 12 November 1808, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Fuller Murdock, was 27 and her mother, Esther Taft, was 22. She married Pemberton Brown on 22 April 1827, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 4 April 1834, in her hometown, at the age of 25, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Pemberton Brown
Abba Eliza Murdock
Marriage: 22 April 1827
Tarissa Gregory Brown
Josephine Brown
Adin Ballou Brown
Abba Eliza Brown

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  • Massachusetts, Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1870;
  • Abba Eliza Murdock, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abba Eliza Murdock, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch .

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

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