Abigail Ann Maynard

23 March 1814–2 October 1887 (Age 73)
Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Abigail Ann

When Abigail Ann Maynard was born on 23 March 1814, in Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Asa Maynard, was 44 and her mother, Asenath Meorath Mack, was 34. She married Edward B. Latham on 29 March 1832, in Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 2 October 1887, in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73.

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Edward B. Latham
Abigail Ann Maynard
Marriage: 29 March 1832
Hannah Eliza Latham
Lucinda Maria Latham
Edward G. Latham
Lydia Latham
Alzerah W. Latham
Harriet Latham
Julia A. Latham
Mark Latham
Octavia E. Latham
Abia Latham
James Alfred Latham
Ina Latham
Adelaide Delphine Latham

Spouse and Children

29 March 1832
Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Illinois is the 21st state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Mainard, composed of the elements magin ‘strength’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abba A Lathan in household of Edward B Lathan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abbie Latham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ally Latham in household of Edmund Latham, "United States Census, 1870"

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