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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Abner Gill Humphrey
Mary Van Hook Purcell
Marriage: 1784
Mary Humphrey
Tacey Humphrey
Elizabeth Humphrey
Hannah Humphrey
Parmelia Humphrey
John Gill Humphrey
Nancy Humphrey
Abner Gill Humphrey
Col. Thomas Gill Humphrey

Spouse & Children

Loudoun, Virginia, United States


  • Female1785–1847Female

  • Tacey Humphrey


  • Elizabeth Humphrey


  • Hannah Humphrey


  • Female1793–1859Female

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World Events (8)


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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