Abraham Slaughter

10 December 1769–18 July 1840 (Age 70)
Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Slaughter was born on 10 December 1769, in Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Schlotterer, was 37 and his mother, Mary Hoffman, was 33. He married Joanna Scott on 27 September 1800, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 18 July 1840, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Granville, North Carolina, United States.

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Abraham Slaughter
Joanna Scott
Marriage: 27 September 1800
Elizabeth Glover Slaughter
Frances "Franky" Slaughter
Thomas Scott Slaughter
Alice Glover Slaughter
Barbara Landers Slaughter
Susanna Slaughter
Sarah Philpott Slaughter
Jacob Glover Slaughter
James H. Slaughter
William Peterson Blair Slaughter
Charity Scott Slaughter
James H. Slaughter
Abraham Samuel Slaughter

Spouse and Children

27 September 1800
Granville, North Carolina, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Hoffman




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 5

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Age 7

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 19

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). 2. topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slōhtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. 3. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slāhtrēow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abram Slaughter, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Abraham Slaughter, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Abraham Slaughlin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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