James Albert Abernathy

17 July 1836–11 April 1865 (Age 28)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Albert

When James Albert Abernathy was born on 17 July 1836, in Alabama, United States, his father, Richard Rockett Abernethy, was 24 and his mother, Mary Sample Alexander, was 24. He lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He died on 11 April 1865, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

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 (4)

Age 10
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
Age 13
The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
Age 25
Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The placename is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.History: This was the name of a cadet branch of MacDuff earls of Fife and one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the US as the name of a Southern plantation owner (in a different sense of the word ‘plantation’).

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

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Sources (2)

  • James A Abernathy in household of Richard R Abernathy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert Abernathy in household of Richard Abernathy, "United States Census, 1850"

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