Abell, Elijah

Male 1729 - 1798  (68 years)


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  • Name Abell, Elijah  [1
    Born 12 May 1729  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Apr 1798  Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33754  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Ancestors of President Cleveland
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Abell, John Benjamin I,   b. Dec 1678, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1769, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hazura, Lydia,   b. 01 Sep 1694, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1731, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1729 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Apr 1798 - Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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    This most interesting and unusual surname is Anglo-Scottish. It was mainly introduced by returning 12th century Crusaders and pilgrims from the Holy Land. 'Abel' derives from the Hebrew given name 'Hevel' meaning 'breath or vigour', and was presumably a name of endearment or possibly a nickname. As a personal name 'Abel' (Hevel) was borne by the son of Adam, who was murdered by his brother Cain. It was very popular as a given name in Christendom during the Middle Ages, when there was a cult of 'suffering innocence' which Abel represented. For reasons unclear the early surname was widespread in the east of England and Southern Scotland, and is well represented in its various forms in the registers of the area. The surname is now recorded in the modern spellings of Abel, Able, Abele, Abelle, and the patronymic Abels, Abeles, Abells, Abelson and Ableson. Early examples of the surname recordings include Richard Abel of Buckinghamshire in the 1273 Hundred rolls of the county, and Thomas Abell in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire for the year 1301. The surname is also well recorded in Scotland from an early date, Master Abel being recorded in the rolls of the abbey of Kelso in 1235, whilst Thomas Abell, was a burgess of Edinburgh in the year 1387. The coat of arms is very distinctive having the blazon of a silver field, charged with twelve gold fleur de lis on a saltire of blue. The crest being an arm in armour holding a sword enfiled with a wreath. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Abel, which was dated 1197, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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