Adeline "Abby" Duncan

1824–1900 (Age 76)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Adeline "Abby"

When Adeline "Abby" Duncan was born in 1824, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Duncan, was 33 and her mother, Martha Jones, was 13. She married Pvt Ransom Reynolds on 12 April 1841, in Perry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Gowdeysville Township, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1880. She died in 1900, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in South Carolina, United States.

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Pvt Ransom Reynolds
Adeline "Abby" Duncan
Marriage: 12 April 1841
William Reynolds
Michael Mark Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds
Ransom Reynolds Jr.
William B B "Bill" Reynolds
John Reynolds
Joseph Reynolds
Nancy Reynolds
Victori Reynolds
Mary Elizabeth Reynolds
David Reynolds
Boyd Lathan Reynolds

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1841Perry, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed
    Age 5
    In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Dunecan, itself from the traditional Irish royal name Donnchad(h), derived from donn ‘brown-haired’ + cath ‘battle’. Judging by the Scots form, the Scottish Gaelic intermediary seems to have been understood as containing ceann ‘head’, as if the whole name meant ‘brown head’; compare sense 2. In Ireland the name was Anglicized as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .Irish: used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Abbey Reynolds in household of Joseph Reynolds, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Addiline Reynoles in household of Ransom Reynoles, "United States Census, 1860"

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