Abel Sheriff Jr.

about 1818–1868 (Age 50)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Abel

When Abel Sheriff Jr. was born about 1818, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Abel Sheriff, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth G. Barker, was 32. He married Jinsay Bearden in 1838, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Gilmer, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died in 1868, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 50.

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Abel Sheriff Jr.
Jinsay Bearden
Marriage: 1838
Susannah Sheriff
Mary Elizabeth Sheriff
William Abel Sheriff
John Sheriff
Malinda Jane Sheriff
Ansel Sheriff
Sarah Sheriff
Martha Sheriff
Ansell Sheriff
Amanda Melissa Sherriff
Nancy E Sheriff

Spouse and Children

Georgia, United States


    Susannah Sheriff


    Mary Elizabeth Sheriff


    William Abel Sheriff


    John Sheriff


    Malinda Jane Sheriff


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abel Sheriff


    Elizabeth G. Barker




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 12

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Shreve .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Abel Sherriff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abe Sheriff in entry for Mary Elizabeth Sheriff, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Abe Sheriff in entry for Martha Sheriff, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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