Abigail Tilton

22 June 1802–
Fayette, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Tilton was born on 22 June 1802, in Fayette, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Richard Tilton, was 37 and her mother, Abigail Campbell, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Richard Tilton
1764–1820
Abigail Campbell
1771–1820
David Tilton
1793–1811
Annas Tilton
1794–
Jacob Tilton
1797–1865
Jane Tilton
1799–
Richard Tilton
1802–1804
Abigail Tilton
1802–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 2

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Abigail Tilton, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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