Harvey Americus Abernethy

1838–1867 (Age 29)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary 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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Richard Rockett Abernethy
Mary Sample Alexander
Lucretia Emeline Abernethy
James Albert Abernathy
Harvey Americus Abernethy
Martha Caroline Abernethy
Melisa Ellen Abernethy
Harriet Amanda Abernethy
Robert Burton "Jack" Abernethy
Felix Monroe Abernethy

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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.
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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