Abra Hayes

14 June 1795–1 February 1879 (Age 83)
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abra

When Abra Hayes was born on 14 June 1795, in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Chesley Hayes, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Twombly, was 33. He died on 1 February 1879, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James Chesley Hayes
1760–1809
Elizabeth "Betsey" Twombly
1762–1844
James Hayes
1790–1845
Hanson Hayes
1792–1851
Abra Ann Hayes
1795–1879
Abra Hayes
1795–1879
Chesley Hayes
1798–1835
Sally Hayes
1803–1828

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 13

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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