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John Abrell
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 16, 1762

Born c.1721, John Abrell died at the age of 40 in January 1762. Six young children born to John and his wife, Ann, are also interred in this plot, although his gravestone states their number as "5", including "2" boys and "3" girls. (A sixth child and third daughter, Elizabeth, had been born shortly before his death, but died at the age of 11 months before the year had ended. Although she, too, is named on the gravestone, the first part of the inscription may have been engraved earlier.)
The Abrells' gravestone is a poignant reminder that great as the widowed Ann Abrell's grief must have been, such losses were not uncommon in past eras, when only half of all the children born survived to adulthood, and a man of forty was not considered "young". Made of brown sandstone,
it features a square-jawed, prominent-chinned soul effigy in its tympanum, and appears to be the work of noted Manhattan carver John Zuricher. 
 
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 Children:
  Edward Abrell (1751 - 1752)*
  John 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# 10996041
John Abrell
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