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Pvt David Abbott
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1766
Andover
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1847
Barton
Orleans County
Vermont, USA

David was the 7th of 10 children (5 sons and 5 daughters) born of David Abbot and his wife Prudence Sheldon. David's siblings were: Elezebith (b. 1754), un-named son (1756-1756), Prudance (b. 1757), Josiah (b. 1759), Hannah (b. 1762), Samuel (b. 1764), Benjamin (b. 1768), Olive (b. 1770), and Dorcas (b. 1773),

David enlisted, August 11, 1781 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, as a Private in Captain John Robinson's Company, Colonel William Turner's Massachusetts Regiment. He was discharged, November 11, 1781, having served 3 months and 5 days at Rhode Island.

David married, September, 1786 at Fryeburg, York (later in 1805 Oxford) County, Maine, Sarah Keezer (Keyser) (d. 1816) by whom he had at least 6 children (3 sons and 3 daughters): Polly (b. 1787), Prudence (1791-1865), David (1792-1797), George (1797-1797), David S. (1798-1885), and Hannah Parker (b. 1803). It appears that after his 1st wife died, David married a Sally Parker.

In the 1790 US Census of Parsonfield, York County, Maine, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male of 16 years and upwards and 3 Free White Females.

David moved from Parsonfield to Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont in 1796. He remained there during that winter then located in Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, where he built a camp, then a blockhouse and finally, after a few years, a farm-house.

In the 1800 US Census of Barton, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male and 1 Free White Female of 26 thru 44 years of age, 1 Free White Female 10 thru 15, and 3 Free White Males under 10 years of age.

In the 1810 US Census of Barton, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male and 1 Free White Female 45 years of age and over, 1 Free White Female 16 thru 25, 1 Free White Male 10 thru 15, and 1 Free White Female under 10 years of age.

In the 1820 US Census of Barton, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male and 1 Free White Female of 45 years and upwards, 1 Free White Male 16 to 26, 1 Free White Male under 10, 1 Free White Female 26 to 45, 2 Free White Females 16 to 26, and 1 Free White Female under 10.

In the 1830 US Census of Barton, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male and 1 Free White Female of 60 and under 70 years of age.

In the 1840 US Census of Barton, David was enumerated as a Head of a Family with 1 Free White Male of 70 and under 80 years of age and 1 Free White Female of 60 and under 70 years of age.

References:

(1) "Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Volume I.-Births" by the Topsfield Historical Society, 1912, pages 11-26

(2) "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War." Vol. I., by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1896, page 7

(3) "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT., for 1883-84." by Hamilton Child, 1883, pages 204-206 and 211

(4) Mss. Vermont Vital Records, Vermont Records Center, Middlesex, Washington County, Vermont
 
 
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 Children:
  Prudence Abbott Buswell (1791 - 1865)*
  David S. Abbott (1798 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

DAVID ABBOTT
Died
Mar. 11, 1847
AE. 81 Years 8 Days.
 
Burial:
North Cemetery
Barton
Orleans County
Vermont, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: VTSSAR
Originally Created by: Jack Parry
Record added: Sep 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6755707
Pvt David Abbott
Added by: Jack Parry
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 15, 2005
 
 
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