Simon Lathrop Abell

Male4 April 1794–9 December 1879

Brief Life History of Simon Lathrop

When Simon Lathrop Abell was born on 4 April 1794, in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain Cherub Abell, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Gager, was 32. He married Susan Hoxie on 31 December 1818, in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 December 1879, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Lathrop Abell
1794–1879
Susan Hoxie
1796–1871
Marriage: 31 December 1818
Amy Ann Abell
1819–1905
Gideon Hoxie Abell
1820–1896
Simon Lathrop Abell Jr
1825–
Alvan G. Abell
1833–1879
Harriet Lewis Abell
1842–1910

Sources (16)

  • Simon Abel, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Simon Abell, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • SIMON L. ABELL, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1818Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    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.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 8

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    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

    English and Norwegian: variant of Abel .

    Altered form of German Abel .

    History: Robert Abell settled in Rehoboth, MA, c. 1630.

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

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