Wiiliam Harrison Abbott

1859–1953 (Age 93)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wiiliam Harrison

When Wiiliam Harrison Abbott was born on 25 May 1859, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Abbott, was 29 and his mother, Susan L. “Susie” Brown, was 19. He married Permelia Edna Mae Burgess on 7 May 1881, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 2, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 18 March 1953, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Portland, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiiliam Harrison Abbott
Permelia Edna Mae Burgess
Marriage: 7 May 1881
Scyrus Anderson Abbott
Josie Ellen Abbott
Zora Belle Abbott

Spouse & Children

7 May 1881
Overton, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Abbott


  • Susan L. “Susie” Brown




  • Elisabeth Abbott


  • Male1859–1953Male

  • Lucy J Abbott


  • Mary Abbott


  • Steven Abbott


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Abbott in household of Samuel Abbott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Abbott in household of Samuel Abbott, "United States Census, 1860"

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