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
1859–1953
Permelia Edna Mae Burgess
1864–1949
Marriage: 7 May 1881
Scyrus Anderson Abbott
1883–1954
Josie Ellen Abbott
1884–1973
Zora Belle Abbott
1888–1968

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
7 May 1881
Overton, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Abbott

    Male1830–1912Male

  • Susan L. “Susie” Brown

    Female1839–1918Female

siblings

(10)

  • Elisabeth Abbott

    Female1855–1919Female

  • Male1859–1953Male

  • Lucy J Abbott

    Female1861–1930Female

  • Mary Abbott

    Female1863–Female

  • Steven Abbott

    Male1866–1938Male

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World Events (8)

1861

Age 2

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

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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