Abraham Neff

Male30 March 1820–27 November 1885

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Neff was born on 30 March 1820, in Williamsport, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, John Neff, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Glick, was 38. He married Elizabeth Cline on 26 February 1846, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Lee District, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 November 1885, in Quicksburg, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mount Jackson, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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Abraham Neff
Elizabeth Cline
Marriage: 26 February 1846
David Cline Neff
Susanna Belle Neff
Catherine Emily Neff
Isaac Martin Neff
Virginia Rebecca Neff
Mary Elizabeth Neff
Ann Elizabeth Neff
John Eugene Neff
Ida Alice Neff
Edward Abraham Neff
Daniel P Saylor Neff
Magdalene Salome Neff
Minnie Barbara Neff

Sources (68)

  • Abraham Neff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham Neff, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Abraham Neff, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1846Rockingham, Virginia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1826 · Name change

    Age 6

    Name changed from Mount Pleasant to Mount Jackson by act of the state legislature in 1826.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 24

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .

    Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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