Abigail Town

1816–
New York, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Town was born in 1816, in New York, United States. She married Stephen Webster Russell in 1832, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bangor Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Webster Russell
1809–1873
Abigail Town
1816–
Marriage: 1832
Harriet A Russell
1833–1910
Clark Russell
1845–
Philo M. Russell
1847–1924
Charles Russell
1850–
Frederick Russell
1855–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1832
New York, United States
children

(5)

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 31

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Towne .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Russell in household of George Vincent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abigal Russell in household of Stephen W Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abagail Russell in household of Stephen Russell, "United States Census, 1850"

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