Abner Dunbar

9 April 1753–27 June 1835 (Age 82)
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abner

When Abner Dunbar was born on 9 April 1753, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Dunbar, was 43 and his mother, Abigail Tucker, was 41. He married Lydia Warren on 31 March 1774, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 27 June 1835, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Abner Dunbar
Lydia Warren
Marriage: 31 March 1774
Sarah Dunbar
Sally Dunbar
Ebenezer Dunbar
Lydia Dunbar
Abigail Dunbar
Simeon Dunbar
Polly Dunbar
Mary Dunbar
Daniel Dunbar

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31 March 1774
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 47

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top’, ‘summit’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Abner Dunbar in entry for Abigail Arnold, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abner Dunbar in entry for Name Given, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abner Dunbar, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" (1835)

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