Abel Platt


Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Platt was born in 1752, in Freehold Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, John B. Platt, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Dennis, was 28. He married Mary about 1779, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1829, in Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77.

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Abel Platt
Amelia Letts
Marriage: 20 March 1796
Nehemeah Platt
Ezekiah Platt
Paul Potter Platt
Susan Platt
Amelia Platt

Sources (2)

  • Abel Platt, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Abel Platt, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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  • Marriage
    20 March 1796Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 23

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 24

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 42

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: Middle English plat, platte ‘flat surface’ (Anglo-Norman French plat, plast), often with the senses ‘footbridge’ or ‘plot of land’. The name may be topographic, for one who lived near such a feature, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Platt in Manchester or Platt Bridge in Wigan (both Lancashire).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’.

    German: variant of Platte 3.

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

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