Abigail Messenger

1792–1806 (Age 14)
Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Messenger was born in 1792, in Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Abner Messenger, was 32 and her mother, Abigail Pike, was 30. She married John Ewing about 1812, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1806, at the age of 14.

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John Ewing
Abigail Messenger
Harold O Messenger

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    Harold O Messenger


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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 10

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from Middle English, Old French messag(i)er ‘carrier of messages’ (an agent derivative of message, Late Latin missaticum, from missus ‘sent’).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Messenger in entry for Harold O Messenger, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Roswell Messenger - Individual or family possessions: birth: 7 May 1792; Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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