Abel Humphrey

Male1770–November 1809

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Humphrey was born in 1770, in Burlington, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ozias Humphrey Sr, was 18 and his mother, Mary Parsons, was 15. He married Deborah Riley in 1794, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died in November 1809, in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 39.

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Abel Humphrey
Deborah Riley
Marriage: 1794
Polly Humphrey
Nancy Humphry
Chloe Humphrey
Abel Riley Humphrey
Charlie Taplin
Lucina Humphrey

Sources (4)

  • Abel Humphrey in entry for Cloe Humphrey, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Humphrey in entry for Abel R. Humphrey, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • Probate of Abel Humphrey's estate

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  • Marriage
    1794Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 6

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 11

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Norman French personal name Humfrey, from ancient Germanic Hunfrid, Humfrid, composed of the elements hūn- ‘bear cub’ + frithu ‘peace’. The name was borne by a 9th-century Christian saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

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

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