Abijah Humphrey

about 1848–22 February 1927 (Age 79)
Ohio, Indiana, United States

The Life of Abijah

When Abijah Humphrey was born about 1848, in Ohio, Indiana, United States, his father, Theodore Humphrey, was 28 and his mother, Huldah North, was 28. He married Mary Belle Scranton on 1 March 1874, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Patriot, Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 February 1927, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rising Sun, Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States.

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Abijah Humphrey
Mary Belle Scranton
Marriage: 1 March 1874
Nelly S Humphrey
Nola Florence Humphrey
Theodore Humphry
Scranton Stevens Humphrey
Dorothy Humphrey
Bluford Humphrey
Mary J Humphrey

Spouse and Children

1 March 1874
Switzerland, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 3

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Abijah Humphry in household of Theodore Humphry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Asa Humphrey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Abigu Humphry, "United States Census, 1900"

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