Wiley William Abbott

1829–1914 (Age 85)
Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Wiley William

When Wiley William Abbott was born on 27 January 1829, in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Drury P Abbott, was 25 and his mother, Mary Polly Alexander, was 22. He married Sally Harbor on 19 September 1873. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lone Star, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 4 September 1914, in Luther, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85.

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Wiley William Abbott
Sally Harbor
Marriage: 19 September 1873
Edward W. Abbott
Muirie Eldora Abbott
Samuel Tilden Edmond Abbott

Spouse & Children

19 September 1873


  • Edward W. Abbott


  • Muirie Eldora Abbott


  • Male1876–1958Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1804–1879Male

  • Mary Polly Alexander




  • Laura Alexandria Abbott


  • Female1826–1902Female

  • Male1829–1914Male

  • Mary Ann Abbot


  • Alexander Abbott


+7 More Children

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
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 and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Wiley W Abbott in household of Samuel T Abbott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W W Abbott in entry for Samuel Tilden Abbott and Anna M Rogers, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Wiley Abbott in entry for Muirie Eldora Crawford, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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