Major Abbott

about 1824–
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Major

When Major Abbott was born about 1824, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Nathan Abbott Jr, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Coy, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Abbott Jr
1790–1859
Margaret Coy
1798–1880
Simon Abbott
1822–
Major Abbott
1824–
Bill Abbott
1826–
Nancy Ann Abbott
1826–
James Abbott
1835–1909
Reuben Marion Abbott
1836–1901
Mariah A. Abbott
1838–
Samuel Abbott
1840–1914
Matthew Abbott
1844–1865

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 1

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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