Malvina Bland (Abell)

Brief Life History of Malvina

When Malvina Bland (Abell) was born on 4 May 1819, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Bland, was 38 and her mother, Susanna Stark, was 36. She married William Abell on 14 November 1839, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stephensburg, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Glendale, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 29 July 1886, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Cecilia, Hardin, Kentucky, United States.

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William Abell
Malvina Bland (Abell)
Marriage: 14 November 1839
Amanda Abel
Elvira Abel
James W Abel
Sarah Abel
Samuel Abel

Sources (12)

  • Melvina Abell in household of Wm Abell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malvina Bland, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Malvina Abell, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


Historical Boundaries - 1829: Hardin, Kentucky, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Bland in Sedburgh, Yorkshire, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm, commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames.

French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (from Latin blandus).

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

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