Eli Sanford Abbey

9 October 1823–10 August 1858 (Age 34)
Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eli Sanford

When Eli Sanford Abbey was born on 9 October 1823, in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Shubael Abbe, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Sanford, was 25. He married Susan Maria Cheney on 10 March 1844, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 August 1858, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Abbottsville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Sanford Abbey
Susan Maria Cheney
Marriage: 10 March 1844
Sarah Maria Abbey
Ezra Abbey
George Washington Abbey

Spouse and Children


    Susan Maria Cheney


10 March 1844
Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Shubael Abbe


    Sarah Sanford




    Harriet Abbe


    Sarah Abbe


    Henry Abbe



    Aaron Shubel Abbee


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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 13

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

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  • Eli Abbey in entry for Dennison A. Chapin and Sarah M. Abbey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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