Emily Abbott

19 September 1827–7 February 1913 (Age 85)
Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Emily

When Emily Abbott was born on 19 September 1827, in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Stephen Joseph Abbott, was 23 and her mother, Abigail Smith, was 21. She married Edward Bunker on 9 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Busti, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 7 February 1913, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Bunker
Emily Abbott
Marriage: 9 February 1846
Edward Bunker Jr
Emily Bunker
Abigail Lucina Bunker
Hannah Adelia Bunker
Stephen Albert Bunker
Elethra Calista Bunker
Cynthia Celestia Bunker
Silas Benjamin Bunker
Charilla Loella Bunker
Horace Kendall Bunker
George Smith Bunker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 23
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Stories of Edward Bunker & Mary Mathieson McQuarrie Bunker by Kate B. Carter's "Our Pioneer Heritage" volume 11

    Copy/paste the following link to read this story: https://familysearch.org/photos/documents/3654651

    Sources (59)

    • Emily Runker in household of Edward Runker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Abott in entry for Charilla Luella Cameron, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Emily Bunker in household of Edward Bunker, "United States Census, 1850"

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