Ebenezer Abbott

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

  • Marriage
    20 February 1811Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    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: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Ebenezer Abbot, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Ebenezer Jr. Abbot, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Ebenezer Abbot, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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