Abigail Thorn

2 April 1821–7 March 1904 (Age 82)
Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Thorn was born on 2 April 1821, in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Richard Thorn Sr, was 35 and her mother, Mary Anne Armstrong, was 36. She married Samuel Russell Jr. on 20 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 7 March 1904, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stillman Pond
Abigail Thorn
Marriage: 8 February 1849
Francis Maria Russell
Mary Anner Pond
Charles Stillman Pond
Brigham Pond
Lewis Sumner Pond Sr
Abigail Pond
Joseph Thorn Pond
Martin Pond
Zina Adaline Pond

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 24
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse thorn, Middle English thorn(e), torn(e)). The name is also found in Sweden.English: habitational name from a place called with Old English, Old Norse thorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1 above), for example Thorne in Kent, Somerset, and South Yorkshire.North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    FRANCES RUSSEL POND HUFF information compiled by Malta Smith retyped by Brent Jay Finch - 1995 Frances Russell Pond Huff was the daughter of Samuel and Abigail Russell, born at Winter Qu …

    Sources (53)

    • Abigail Thorn in entry for Abigail Pond van Noy, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Abigail Pond in household of Stilman Pond, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Abigail Thorn in entry for Lewis Sumner Pond, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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