Abraham Shevalier

1845–
Cherry Creek, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Abraham

Abraham Shevalier was born in 1845, in Cherry Creek, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States. He had at least 1 son with Olive Harrington. He lived in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Shevalier
1845–
Olive Harrington
1849–
Sherman Shevalier
1875–

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Sherman Shevalier

    Male1875–Male

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French chevalier ‘knight’ (literally ‘horseman’, ‘rider’, from Late Latin caballarius, a derivative of caballus ‘horse’). In the Middle Ages only men of comparative wealth were able to afford the upkeep of a riding horse. It is likely that in the majority of cases the surname was originally a nickname, or an occupational name for a knight's servant, rather than a status name, for most men of the knightly class belonged to noble families which had more specific surnames derived from their estates.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Abram Shevalier, "United States Census, 1880"

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