Abigail Harlan

about 1810–1854 (Age 44)
, Chester, Pennsylvania

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Harlan was born about 1810, her father, Solomon Harlan, was 50 and her mother, Abigail Clayton, was 46. She died in 1854, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 44.

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Abigail Harlan
1810–1854

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1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish (of English origin): altered form of Harland 1.

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

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