Ebenezer Abbott

7 July 1791–1 November 1852 (Age 61)
Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Abbott was born on 7 July 1791, in Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reverend Ebenezer Abbott, was 37 and his mother, Anna Wright, was 33. He married Bernice "Nicey" Pomeroy on 20 February 1811, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 November 1852, in McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in McCullom Lake, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Ebenezer Abbott
Bernice "Nicey" Pomeroy
Marriage: 20 February 1811
Tryphena Abbott
Juliette M Abbott
Sophronia Abbott
George Abbott
Harriet M. Abbott
Homer Abbott
Betsey Ann Abbott
William M Abbott
Nancy J Abbott

Spouse and Children

20 February 1811
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 17

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Abbot, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Abbott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ebenezer Abbot, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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