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Elizabeth Abrell
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Birth: 1761
Death: Nov. 4, 1762

Baby Elizabeth Abrell, 11-month old daughter of John and Ann Abrell, was born approximately a month before her father's death in January 1762, and died before the year ended. The gravestone inscription notes that 40-year-old John Abrell's "5" children, "3" boys and "2" girls, are buried with him, but it evidently pre-dates the passing of this 6th child and 3rd daughter.
Great as the widowed Ann Abrell's grief must have been, such heavy losses were not uncommon in past eras, when half of all the children born did not survive to adulthood, and a man of forty was not considered "young".
The Abrells' brown sandstone stele, which features a square-jawed, prominent-chinned soul effigy in its tympanum, appears to be the work of noted Manhattan carver John Zuricher. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Abrell (____ - 1762)
 
 Siblings:
  John Abrell (1751 - 1752)*
  Edward Abrell (1751 - 1752)*
  Edward Abrell (1755 - 1759)*
  Susannah Abrell (1757 - 1757)*
  Susannah Abrell (1759 - 1760)*
  Elizabeth Abrell (1761 - 1762)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Here Lyeth the Body of
John Abrell Who Departed this
Life Jan'y the 16th 1762 Aged 40 Years
Also his 5 Children 3 Boys & 2
Girls viz Ed'd Son of Jn & Ann
Abrell Departed this Life May
1752 Aged 6 Months J..n Departed
This Life April 1752: Aged 4 months
Susanah Departed this Life Nov'r
The 13th 1757: Aged 10 Days Edw'd
Departed this Life Dec'r ye 10th 1759:
Aged 4 Years & 6 Months Susanah
Departed this Life Jan'y ye 2nd 1760:
Aged 12 Months
Elizabeth daughter of John & Ann Abrell
Departed This Life November ye 4th
1762: Aged 11 MOnths"

 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Section N2, C4 - Abrell
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: May 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10996087
Elizabeth Abrell
Added by: John T. Chiarella
 
Elizabeth Abrell
Added by: Todd Guinther
 
Elizabeth Abrell
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Added by: Rich H.
 
 
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