Abigail Bishop

16 December 1807–20 June 1832 (Age 24)
Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Bishop was born on 16 December 1807, in Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Joy Bishop III, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Blakeslee, was 29. She married Darius Ballou on 1 January 1827, in Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 20 June 1832, in Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 24.

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Darius Ballou
Abigail Bishop
Marriage: 1 January 1827
Dr Albert Darius Ballou
Asa Ballou
Almira Abigail Ballou

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1827Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 5
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 12
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bissop, biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Abigail in entry for Almira Abigail, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Abigail in entry for Darius Albert Ballou, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Abigail in entry for Almira Abigail Ballou, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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