Abel John Wilfong

Brief Life History of Abel John

When Abel John Wilfong was born on 7 July 1808, in Catawba River, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Poffh Wilfong, was 33 and his mother, Susannah Catherine Hoyle, was 34. He had at least 1 daughter. He died on 2 June 1829, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Newton, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Abel John Wilfong
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  • Legacy NFS Source: Abel J. Wilfong - Published information: birth-name: Abel J. Wilfong
  • Abel J. Wilfong, "Find A Grave Index"

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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

Americanized form of German Wildfang (see Wildfong ) or of its variant Willfang.

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

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