Doctor Agustus H Abernethy

Male 1838 - 1884  (46 years)


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  • Name Doctor Agustus H Abernethy 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 21 May 1838  Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1884  Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mountain Grove Cemetery Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1808647976  Abernethy, William and Sarah Doolittle (Tims Direct Line)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father Elisha Smith Abernethy,   b. 24 Oct 1805, Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1869, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Mary Huggins,   b. 1809, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1869, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1827 
    Family ID F1079372654  Group Sheet

    Family Henrietta S Stagg,   b. Abt 1839, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1905, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1872 
    Children 
     1. John J Abernethy,   b. Abt 1875, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen S Abernethy,   b. Feb 1878, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henrietta S Abernethy,   b. Abt 1878, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1079372658  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1838 - Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1884 - Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mountain Grove Cemetery Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Fairfield County, Connecticut
      1860 Census Fairfield County, Connecticut
      1870 Census Fairfield County, Connecticut
      1880 Census Fairfield County, Connecticut as Augustus H ABERNETHY
    • EVENING POST ANNUAL, 1882
      BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
      of the State Officers, Representatives in Congress, Governor?s Staff, and Senators and Members of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.
      Published Annually.
      Hartford, Conn.: Evening Post Association. 1882.
      Pg. 132


      AUGUSTUS H. ABERNETHY, Representative for Bridgeport, Fairfield County:

      Of Bridgeport, comes of a stock which has been in Connecticut since about 1635, when his direct ancestor, William Abernethy, came from Scotland and settled at Branford. The family has been well represented in the professions of law and medicine, and it is worth notice that the great-grandfather on the mother?s side of the present member was prominent during the war of the Revolution, and is recorded afterwards as having represented his town in the General Assembly for forty consecutive sessions. In the succeeding generation the grandfather on the Abernethy side was repeatedly a member of the Legislature from the town of Torrington. The father of Dr. A. H. Abernethy was a graduate of Yale, in the class of 1825, and studied law, practicing for a short time in Waterbury, and then removing to Litchfield, which town he represented repeatedly in the Legislature. He subsequently removed to Bridgeport, when the immediate subject of this sketch was about ten years of age. Dr. Abernethy, who was chosen last autumn to represent this town, was born in Litchfield, May 21, 1838, and studied medicine in New Haven, being in the office of Drs. Jewett and Townsend. In 1864 he graduated from the Yale Medical School and entered the navy, where he remained as Assistant Surgeon for about a year and a half, after which he began practice at Bridgeport. He has served on the Board of Education some eleven or twelve years, and the Board of Health, and holds both these positions now. In politics he is a Democrat.

      ( Ebeth Forney 10 Jan 2010 9:57PM )

      Classification: Query
      Surnames:
      The error in the above quote is that there is no extant documentation to substantiate the existence William Abernethy prior to 1670 when he was first appears in Wallingford, New Haven County, CT. William served in the 'lower garrison' for several years and did not acquire land until 1687.

      ( pcabernethy 11 Jan 2010 1:37PM )

      Classification: Query
      Surnames: Abernethy, Ebernathe, Abernathy
      May 27th, 1672, in "The Munson Record" p. 69, the fouding committee turned over Wallingford to the "Planters",including William Ebernathe, who resubscribed to the land, according to their original agreement. William Ebernathe wss in the "lower rank" of planters. Please tell me where you got the information that he served in the Lower garrison and was not a land owner of record until 1680. Perry Abernethy

      ( Ebeth Forney Posted: 11 Jan 2010 4:35PM )

      Classification: Query
      Surnames:
      Author: Ann Brost van Kampen
      Title: Our Doolittle Line Revisited
      Pub: South Jordan, UT (2004)
      Vol 2, p. 89-94

      ( pcabernethy Posted: 11 Jan 2010 8:01PM )

      Classification: Query
      Surnames:
      1687 was the 2nd grant of land to the original planters in Wallingford. The first grant was 1672. As you notice, he had several more grants after that. I read the book online at the BYU site. Very interesting about Sarah Doolittle, huh?



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