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Abner Sanger
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1739
Hardwick
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1822
Keene
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

PARENTS: Eleazer Sanger and Mary Jackson.

WIFE: Elizabeth (Johnson) Meed Sanger
NOTE: Daughter of William Johnson, was born in Lynn, Mass., where she married David Meed in 1773 and bore three children. The family moved to New Ipswich where David Meed died. Elizabeth married Abner Sanger in 1784 and bore seven more children before her death in Dublin in 1799. SOURCE: Book on Abner Sanger described below.

HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:
ABNER SANGER
DIED
OCT. 1, 1822
AE. 83

NOTE: Buried to the left of Abner, is his sister Rhoda Sanger. Her headstone is broken, and in need of repair.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:

ABNER SANGER (1739-1822), son of Eleazer and Mary (Jackson) Sanger, was born in Hardwick, Mass., and came to Keene around 1752. With his brothers he served in the French and Indian War (1759-1760), marched with the Keene militia at the Lexington alarm (1775) but became a Tory and was twice imprisoned for his opinions. He lived with his mother and unmarried sister until, at the age of fourty-four, he married Elizabeth (Johnson) Meed, a widow with three children. Abner and Elizabeth had seven children, five of whom survived. Most of their married life they spent in Dublin but after the death of Elizabeth in 1799 Abner lived with various of his children in Sullivan, Gilsum and Keene. Abner Sanger kept a journal, the surviving parts cover the years 1774-1782 and 1791-1794.

SOURCE: Book "Very Poor and of a Lo Make. The Journal of Abner Sanger." Printed by The Historical Society of Cheshire County, NH. (1986) 
 
Burial:
Washington Street Cemetery
Keene
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Melody Edwards
Record added: May 13, 2007
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Abner Sanger
Added by: Melody Edwards
 
Abner Sanger
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Abner Sanger
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- Faye~ In Loving Memory of Our Angel Tina Marie~
 Added: Oct. 21, 2008
I want to thank Abner as well. He married Elizabeth, who is my direct line (he was her 2nd husband). Great book.
- Barbara Poole
 Added: Oct. 8, 2008
In Memory of Abner Sanger, who kept a journal of his daily life. He knew many of my ancestors in Keene, and thru his journal, gave me a glimpse into their lives. Thank you Abner!!!
- Melody Edwards
 Added: May. 13, 2007
 
 
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