Harvey Americus Abernethy

1838–1867 (Age 29)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Harvey Americus

When Harvey Americus Abernethy was born in 1838, in Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Rockett Abernethy, was 27 and his mother, Mary Sample Alexander, was 27. He lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862. He died in 1867, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Richard Rockett Abernethy
1811–1873
Mary Sample Alexander
1811–1890
Lucretia Emeline Abernethy
1834–
James Albert Abernathy
1836–1865
Harvey Americus Abernethy
1838–1867
Martha Caroline Abernethy
1844–1906
Melisa Ellen Abernethy
1845–1937
Harriet Amanda Abernethy
1845–1921
Robert Burton Abernethy
1850–1920
Felix Monroe Abernethy
1853–1925

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World Events (7)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 10

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Abernathy .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Americus Abernathy in household of Richard Abernathy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harvey A Abernathy in household of Richard R Abernathy, "United States Census, 1860"

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