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
Abigail Schaffer
Marriage: before 1806
Mary Pauline Woolsey
Thomas Ezra Woolsey
Hyrum Woolsey
Richard Woolsey
Elizabeth Woolsey
Agatha Ann Woolsey
John Woolsey
Nancy Woolsey
Sarah Woolsey
James Hopkins Woolsey
Hannah Woolsey
Pernecy Woolsey
Rachel Andora Woolsey
Joseph Hyrum Woolsey
Joseph Hyrum Woolsey
Josiah E. Woolsey
Emaline Vaughn Woolsey
William Andrew Woolsey

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.


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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