Abigail Coy

3 June 1797–24 December 1890 (Age 93)
Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Coy was born on 3 June 1797, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, David Coy, was 38 and her mother, Drusilla Potter, was 35. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Elias Chapel. She died on 24 December 1890, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Elias Chapel
Abigail Coy
David Chapell
Elias Chapel
Louisa Chapell
Orsen C. Chapel

Spouse and Children

    Elias Chapel





    David Chapell


    Elias Chapel


    Louisa Chapell


    Orsen C. Chapel


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 28

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

1 Irish: reduced form of McCoy .2 English: nickname for a quiet and unassuming person, from Middle English, Old French coi, quei ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ (Latin quietus).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigal Chappell in household of Elias Chappell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abagail Chapell in household of Elias M Chapell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abagail Chapell in household of David Chapell, "United States Census, 1880"

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