Abigail Davidson

1847–1860 (Age 13)
Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Davidson was born in 1847, in Perry, Indiana, United States, her father, Johnathan Davidson, was 39 and her mother, Mary A. Cavender, was 32. She lived in Troy, Troy Township, Perry, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died before 1860, in Perry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Davidson
1808–1887
Mary A. Cavender
1815–1875
Louisa J. Davidson
1834–1919
Amy Davidson
1839–1899
Alonzo R Davidson
1842–1891
Mollie F Davidson
1845–1928
Mary Davidson
1846–
Abigail Davidson
1847–1860
Deborah Davidson
1850–
Joseph G Davidson
1857–1933

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (2)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

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.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 9

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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  • Abagail Davidson in household of Jonathan Davidson, "United States Census, 1850"

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