Joseph Abbott

3 October 1840–20 June 1859 (Age 18)
Ambrosia Post Office, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Abbott was born on 3 October 1840, in Ambrosia Post Office, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Abbott, was 45 and his mother, Ann Marsh, was 42. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 20 June 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Abbott
1794–1851
Ann Marsh
1798–1849
Abigail Abbott
1830–1854
Thomas Marsh Abbott
1832–1920
Ammon Abbott
1834–1836
Eliza Ann Abbott
1835–1835
Joseph Abbott
1840–1859

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850
Age 10
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 17
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

Possible Related Names

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Sources (9)

  • Joseph Abbott in household of Lewis Abbott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Joseph Abbott, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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