Abner Gill Humphrey

1763–1824 (Age 61)
Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abner Gill

When Abner Gill Humphrey was born on 17 October 1763, in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Cpt. Thomas Marcus Humphrey Jr., was 21 and his mother, Mary Marks, was 21. He married Mary Van Hook Purcell in 1784, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 17 December 1824, in his hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abner Gill Humphrey
1763–1824
Mary Van Hook Purcell
1758–1824
Marriage: 1784
Mary Humphrey
1785–1847
Tacey Humphrey
1787–1854
Elizabeth Humphrey
1789–1872
Hannah Humphrey
1791–1827
Parmelia Humphrey
1793–1859
John Gill Humphrey
1794–1872
Nancy Humphrey
1796–1816
Abner Gill Humphrey
1798–1824
Col. Thomas Gill Humphrey
1801–1856

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1784
Loudoun, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

  • Female1785–1847Female

  • Tacey Humphrey

    Female1787–1854Female

  • Elizabeth Humphrey

    Female1789–1872Female

  • Hannah Humphrey

    Female1791–1827Female

  • Female1793–1859Female

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(27)

+22 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 17

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Abner Humphrey in entry for Thomas G. Humphrey, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Abner Humphrey in entry for Tacy Hixson, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Abner Humphrey in entry for Tacy Nixson, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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