Abner Ginn

1796–1880 (Age 84)
Hampton, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Abner

Abner Ginn was born in 1796, in Hampton, South Carolina, United States as the son of Ferdinand Medrick Mandrake Ginn. He married Dorcus Anderson about 1820, in Hampton, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1880, in Furman, Hampton, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Abner Ginn
1796–1880
Dorcus Anderson
1800–1888
Marriage: about 1820
Mary Ginn
1824–1886
Rhoda Ginn
1840–1880
Lucretia Ginn
1826–1898
Sarah A. Ginn
1832–1886
Amos Ginn
1834–1915
Miles Ginn
1836–
William Ginn
1838–
Cherry Ginn
1840–1871
Harriet E. Ginn
1842–1913
Elisha F. Ginn
1846–
Alford Ginn
1850–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1820
Hampton, South Carolina, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Sion ( Zion) Ginn

    Male1786–1830Male

    Nehemiah Ginn

    Male1788–Male

    Male1790–1860Male

    Ginn

    Female1792–Female

    Ginn

    Female1794–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1803

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McGinn , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’.2 English: from Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced form of Middle English engin ( see Ingham 2), hence a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abner Ginn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abna Guinn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abner Ginn, "United States Census, 1860"

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