Rufus Abbott

30 January 1784–30 August 1879 (Age 95)
Chester, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus

When Rufus Abbott was born on 30 January 1784, in Chester, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reverend Ebenezer Abbott, was 30 and his mother, Anna Wright, was 25. He married Anna Owen on 17 June 1809, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. In 1870, at the age of 86, his occupation is listed as gardener in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 30 August 1879, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Abbott
Anna Owen
Marriage: 17 June 1809
Malona Abbott
Minerva Abbott
Hiram Abbott
Parintha Abbott
Rhube Ann Abbott
Rufus Abbott
Norman Abbott
Clarissa Abbott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1809Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 3
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    Age 28
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Kingus Abbott, "United States Census, 1810"
    • Rufus Abbott, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Rufus Abbot - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Rufus Abbott

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