Jacob Abbott

14 November 1803–31 October 1879 (Age 75)
Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Abbott was born on 14 November 1803, in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Jacob Abbott, was 27 and his mother, Betsey Knapp, was 30. He married Harriet Vaughan on 18 March 1828, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 31 October 1879, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Abbott
Harriet Vaughan
Marriage: 18 March 1828
Benjamin Vaughn Abbott
Dr Austin Abbot
Frances Elizabeth Abbott
Doctor Lyman Abbott
Rev. Edward Abbott
George Abbott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1828Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1804 · Whitehead Light
    Age 1
    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.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (34)

    • Jacob Abbott, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jacob Abbott in entry for Granville W. Duncklee and Ann M. Abbott, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
    • Jacob Abbott in entry for Edward Abbott, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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