John Henry Abell

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Abell was born on 18 January 1807, in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky, United States, his father, Enoch Abell Sr, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth J Pierceall, was 20. He married Dorothy Bowles on 21 January 1825, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Mannsville, Taylor, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died about 1885, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky, United States.

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John Henry Abell
Dorothy Bowles
Marriage: 21 January 1825
Joseph Randall Abell
George Washington Abell
James Alexander Abell
Rosella Abell
Enoch Abell
John Madison Abel
William David Abell
Francis Lloyd Abell
Mary Jane Abell

Sources (19)

  • John Abell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Abell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • George W. Abell - Death Certificate

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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 Norwegian: variant of Abel .

Altered form of German Abel .

History: Robert Abell settled in Rehoboth, MA, c. 1630.

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

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