William Tarr Abbott

18 March 1788–
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of William Tarr

William Tarr Abbott was born on 18 March 1788, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States as the son of James and Martha. He married Lucy Sayward Grover on 9 April 1808. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Tarr Abbott
1788–
Mary Dodge Haskins
1796–1834
Marriage: 9 June 1817
John James Abbott
1818–1819
Martha H. Abbott
1824–1828
John James Abbott
1820–1822
Timothy Pickering Abbott
1823–1824
Martha H Abbott
1828–1834
Eliza R. Abbott
1831–1842

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World Events (8)

1789
Age 1
George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution
Age 1
Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 31
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

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

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

Possible Related Names

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Abbett
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Sources (27)

  • Wm. T. Abbott in entry for Abbott, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • William in entry for John E. Jones and Martha Atwood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William in entry for Clifton Atwood and Martha H Abbott, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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