Abigail Schaffer

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Schaffer was born on 13 September 1786, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States, her father, John A. Schaffer, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Ann Hopkins, was 16. She married Joseph Henry Woolsey before 1806, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 3 September 1848, in Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fremont, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Woolsey
1775–1839
Abigail Schaffer
1786–1848
Marriage: before 1806
Mary Pauline Woolsey
1803–1837
Thomas Ezra Woolsey
1805–1897
Hyrum Woolsey
1806–1832
Richard Woolsey
1808–1878
Elizabeth Woolsey
1812–1847
Agatha Ann Woolsey
1814–1866
John Woolsey
1815–1847
Nancy Woolsey
1817–1880
Sarah Woolsey
1820–1899
James Hopkins Woolsey
1822–1903
Hannah Woolsey
1823–
Pernecy Woolsey
1824–1843
Rachel Andora Woolsey
1825–1912
Joseph Hyrum Woolsey
1826–1886
Joseph Hyrum Woolsey
1827–
Josiah E. Woolsey
1828–1847
Emaline Vaughn Woolsey
1830–1912
William Andrew Woolsey
1833–1893

Sources (38)

  • Abagail Woolsey, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abagail Schaeffer (Shaffer) - School record: birth-name: Abigail Schaffer
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abagail Schaeffer (Shaffer) - death: 3 September 1848; Wyoming, United States

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia; see also 3 below.

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer ). It is also found in Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer , Schaeffer , Shaeffer , Shafer , Shaffer , and Sheaffer .

Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

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

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History of Thomas Woolsey

HISTORY OF THOMAS WOOLSEY He was a brother of our Great-Grandfather James Hopkins Woolsey His name is on the This Is The Place Monument at Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been to his grave at Wales, …

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