Doctor, Captain John Jay Abernethy

Male 1804 - 1879  (74 years)


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  • Name Doctor, Captain John Jay Abernethy 
    Title Doctor, Captain 
    Born 25 Dec 1804  Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1879  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old North Cemetery Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3027523181  Abernethy, William and Sarah Doolittle (Tims Direct Line)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2013 

    Father Roswell C Abernethy,   b. 07 Jun 1774, Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1851, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Catlin,   b. 09 Dec 1776, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1861, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1797  Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
      about Roswell Abernethy
      Name: Roswell Abernethy
      [Roswell Aberneth]
      Marriage Date: 25 Jan 1797
      Marriage Location: Harwinton
      Spouse: Anna Catlin

    Family ID F1079372648  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1804 - Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1879 - New York City, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old North Cemetery Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John Jay Abernethy
    John Jay Abernethy
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut as John ABERNATHY
      1860 Census New York Ward 15 District 3, New York, New York as John ABERNETHY; living with his brother Charles.


      Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
      about John Jay Abernethy
      Name: John Jay Abernethy
      [John Jay Aberneth]
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 25 Dec 1804
      Birth Location: Harwinton
      Parent Name: Roswell
      Parent Name: Anna

    • From: pcabernethy Posted: 11 Jan 2010 2:03PM Ancestry Boards

      Classification: Query
      Surnames:
      Dr. John Jay Abernethy died, unmarried, in NYC. He was Surgeon General of the Navy. Geneology was his passion, and his obituary says he went to Scotland and tried to trace the Connecticut abernethys back to Scotland. The obituary in the NY Times says he was not able to do so because the "links" were difficult to make. He had a considerable fortune. I wonder who inherited his fortune and work. He was a son of William C. and grandson of William abernethy.

    • U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880 about John J Abernethy
      Name: John J Abernethy
      Age: 75
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1805
      Place of Birth: Connecticut
      Month of Death: Oct
      Cause of Death: Epidemic Indegastion Prostates
      Place of Death: New York City-Greater, New York, New York
      Census Year: 1880

    Born:
    • Alt Birth: Dec 26, 1805
    • From "1879-1880 Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University."

      John Jay Abernthy, son of Roswell Abernethy, M.D., was born in Harwinton Connecticut Dec. 26 1805. In the year of his graduation his father removed to Woodbury, Conn. and there the son acquired his earliest training in medicine. In 1828 he took the degree of M.D. at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and in February 1837 he entered the Naval Service of the US as Assistant Surgeon. During his fifteen years of sea-service he served in the Pacific Squardron and the Mexican Wa; and during the late rrebellion he was in the Atlantic blockading squadron, though on the retired list. His last promotion was in March, 1871, tot eh postion of Medical Director, with the rank of Captain; shortly after this date he retired from the service and the last years of his life were spent in New York City.

      His only brother's death in early 1878, gave a shock to his own health from which he never recovered. Attacked, at first, with symptoms of heart disease, he gradually failed and died in New York, Oct 28, 1879 in his 74th year. He was unmarried.
      By his last will he made provision for the establishment, after the death of a relative, of the fellowship in this college, by an endowment of $10,000.00.


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