Stephen Joseph Abbott

Male16 August 1804–19 October 1843

Brief Life History of Stephen Joseph

When Stephen Joseph Abbott was born on 16 August 1804, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Abbott, was 51 and his mother, Pheobe Howe, was 41. He married Abigail Smith on 11 December 1825, in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pike, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died on 19 October 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Joseph Abbott
Abigail Smith
Marriage: 11 December 1825
Emily Abbott
Charilla Abbott
Phoebe Abigail Abbott
Lydia Lucina Abbott
Abiel Abbott
Myron Abbott
Cynthia Abbott
Abigail Abbott

Sources (14)

  • James Abbott in entry for Lydia L Squire, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Stephen Abbott in entry for Charilla Abbott Brawning Blandt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Stephen Joseph Abbott, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1825Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 8

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 


    Age 14

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    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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    Bio: Stephen Abbott

    Stephen and his wife Abigail were both industrious and adventurous. Four months after their marriage they moved to Dansville, NY (18 miles from Stephen's hometown). Stephen went into the cabinet-makin …

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