Abraham Pitsenbarger

15 November 1831–4 November 1861 (Age 29)
Pendleton, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Pitsenbarger was born on 15 November 1831, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, his father, John Pitsenbarger, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Propst, was 29. He died on 4 November 1861, at the age of 29, and was buried in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pitsenbarger
Rachel Propst
George Washington Pitsenbarger
John Pitsenbarger Jr
Elizabeth E Pitsenbarger
Mary Margaret Pitsenbarger
Abraham Pitsenbarger
Harrison Pitzenbarger
Sarah J Pitsenbarger
Benjamin Pitzenbarger
Rachel A Pitsenbarger

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World Events (5)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 13
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

Probably an Americanized form of German Bezzenberger: habitational name for someone from a place called Boizenburg in Mecklenburg. Compare Pittsenbarger .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Abraham Pissinburger in household of John Pissinburger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abm Pitzenbarger in household of John Pitzenbarger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham Pitsenbarger, "Find A Grave Index"

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