Abigail Abbott

25 April 1830–12 December 1854 (Age 24)
Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Abbott was born on 25 April 1830, in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Lewis Abbott, was 35 and her mother, Ann Marsh, was 31. She married Albert Peter Tyler on 26 December 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 12 December 1854, in Utah, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Albert Peter Tyler
1826–1889
Abigail Abbott
1830–1854
Marriage: 26 December 1850

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1850Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 9
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Abate
    Abbot
    Abbitt
    Abbett
    Abbotts

    Sources (6)

    • Abigail Tyler in household of Rhoda Tyler, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abigail Abbott, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"
    • Abigail Abbott, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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