Elijah Abel

25 July 1808–25 December 1884 (Age 76)
Frederick, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Abel was born on 25 July 1808, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, his father, Andrew C. Abell, was 42 and his mother, Delilah Williams, was 41. He married Mary Ann Adams on 16 February 1847, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 25 December 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Elijah Abel
Mary Ann Adams
Marriage: 16 February 1847
Moroni Able
Enoch Able
Anna Rebecca Able
Ella Abel
Delilah Abel
Elijah Able
Mary Louisa Able
Margaret Sophrona Able
Flora Abel

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  • Marriage
    16 February 1847Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1810 · Change of capital city
    Age 2
    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, and Polish; Slovak (mainly Ábel) and Czech (also Ábel): from the Biblical personal name Abel, Slovak Ábel, which was used in continental Europe from the sixth century. After the Norman Conquest it was introduced to England and Scotland, where it had a brief currency in the 12th and 13th centuries before being revived in England after the Reformation. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as a representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hebel (Latinized as Abel), from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’.German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht .

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

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    Elijah Able was born in Maryland and is believed to have used the underground railway to escape slavery by traveling to Canada. His parents were Delilah and Andrew Able. Elijah was baptized in Septemb …

    Sources (34)

    • Elijah Ables, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elijah Able, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Elijah Ables in entry for Annie Burns, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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