Charilla Abbott

4 July 1829–10 April 1914 (Age 84)
Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Charilla

When Charilla Abbott was born on 4 July 1829, in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Stephen Joseph Abbott, was 24 and her mother, Abigail Smith, was 22. She married David Elias Browning on 27 January 1853, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. In 1849, at the age of 20, her occupation is listed as first school teacher of ogden, weber, utah territory, united states in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 10 April 1914, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Elias Browning
Charilla Abbott
Marriage: 27 January 1853
Charilla Emily Browning
David Elias Browning
Stephen Abiel Browning
Jonathan Abbott Browning
James Smith Browning
Wesley Myron Browning
Arbarilla Fastday Browning
Abigail Elizabeth Browning

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1853Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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 10
    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.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 27
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Charilla Abbott Browning

    Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, P.591, 592, 593 Mrs. Browning came to Utah in 1849. A native of the State of New York, she was born at Hornellsville, or Arkport, in Steuben County, 4 July …

    Sources (42)

    • Charilla A B Welch in household of Joseph Welch, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Henry S. Blancett and Charilla Welch, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Charilla Abbott Brawning Blandt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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