Abigail Steen


Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Steen was born in 1755, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Steen, was 35 and her mother, Jane McCoy, was 31. She married William McFatridge in 1774, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1829, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74.

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William McFatridge
Abigail Steen
Marriage: 1774
Andrew McFatridge
John McFatridge
Jane McFatridge
Nancy McFatridge
Susannah McFatridge
William M McFatrich
Sophia McFatridge

Sources (5)

  • Abagail McFatridge, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail Steen - Published information: birth-name: Abigale Steen
  • Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990, Mercer County, Will Records 1795-1802, vol.2, pp 149-150, images 78-79: will of John Steen, written 18 July 1799, proved in court in October 1799

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  • Marriage
    1774Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 21

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 39

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    North German, Norwegian, and Danish; Swedish (also Steén and Stéen); Dutch and Flemish (also Van der Steen): from Middle Low German stēn, Old Norse steinn (Danish and Swedish sten) ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone (quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason). As a Swedish name it is mainly habitational name from a placename, such as Stenby, containing the word sten ‘stone’; it can also be from the personal name Sten, with the same meaning. Compare Sten .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Steyne (Old Norse Steinn, Sten, meaning ‘stone’).

    English: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England and Scotland named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ (northern Middle English stayn), or in the rest of England with Old English stǣne ‘stony place’ (Middle English stane, stayne, stene), including Steane (Northamptonshire), Stein Farm in East Dean (Sussex), Stains in Funtington (Sussex), what is now Old Steine in Brighton (Sussex), and Steyne in Chale (Isle of Wight). Compare Staines .

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

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