Dinah Abbott

1 February 1818–27 October 1870 (Age 52)
Monk Soham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dinah

When Dinah Abbott was born on 1 February 1818, her father, John Abbott, was 27 and her mother, Martha Thrower, was 36. She married Jonathan Moyes on 1 January 1838, in Monk Soham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Camden Town, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 27 October 1870, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Moyes
Dinah Abbott
Marriage: 1 January 1838
Alfred Moyes
Lemon Moyes
John Moyes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1838Monk Soham, Suffolk, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 2
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 14
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English abbod, abbot(t), abbat ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas (genitive abbatis) ‘priest’, from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. The nickname was presumably a joking reference to a person's behaviour. In the US, the English name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .History: George Abbot from Yorkshire, England, settled in Andover, MA, in 1640; he had numerous prominent descendants. George Abbott (probably not the same man) died in Rowley, MA, in 1647. Another early migrant was James Abbott, who came from Somerset, England, to Long Island, NY, in the 17th century.

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

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    Jonathan and Dinah Abbot Moyes

    Jonathan and Dinah appear in the 1851 census of England as living at 12 Caroline Street in the borough of Marylebone, Camden Town. Jonathan's occupations is recorded as a porter. He was born in South …

    Sources (11)

    • Dinah Moyse in household of Samuel Pierson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Unknown in entry for Alfred Moyes, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Dina Moise in household of Jonathan Moise, "United States Census, 1870"

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