Abel Sheriff Jr.

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

The Life Summary of Abel

When Abel Sheriff Jr. was born in 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 Lumpkin, Georgia, United States in 1850 and 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

  • Marriage
    1838Georgia, United States
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    +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: occupational name or nickname from Middle English shirreve, sher(r)eve, sheref(fe) ‘sheriff, officer of the Crown’ (Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr ‘shire, county’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’), literally the reeve (i.e. steward) of a shire. Compare Reeve .Muslim (mainly Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia): variant of Sharif . In Sierra Leone and Liberia this name is found mainly among the Mandinka people. Compare Sirleaf .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Abel Sheriff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abel Sheriff in entry for Alfred Mc Donald and Amandia Sheriff, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Abe Sheriff in entry for Mary Elizabeth Sheriff, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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