|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1735|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1807|
And must his body die,
This mortal frame decay,
And must these active limbs of mine
Lie mouldering in the clay?
[from "History of Enfield," Vol. III, by Francis Olcott Allen, c. 1900, page 2315]
From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols
RICHARD ABBE, son of John and Hannah (Boardman) Abbe, born in Enfield, Conn., August 1, 1735; died there September 20, 1807.
He was a farmer and held various minor town offices. He was a Sergeant April 8 to December 3, 1761, in Captain Robert Durkee's Company, 1st Regiment; also Sergeant March 17 to December 4, 1762, in 10th Company, 1st Regiment, under Captain Hugh Ledlie. (Connecticut Historical Society Collections, X, pages 252, 315.)
This Richard Abbe served as Lieutenant of Militia in the Lexington Alarm, commissioned as Ensign in the Connecticut Continental line, January 1, 1777; resigned February 6, 1778. Richard Abbe was Ensign in Captain Abner Robinson's Company, Colonel McLellan's Regiment, March, 1778, for one year's service, which seems to have served in Tyler's brigade under Sullivan in Rhode Island, August and September, 1778. Sergeant Richard Abbe joined. May 29, 1781, Captain James Dana's Company, in service at Horseneek and near by, and joined Washington in July when he encamped at Phillipsburg. He was appointed by the Assembly in 1779, Captain of the third company of militia.
Married in Enfield, January 7 or 9, 1755, MARY BEMENT, bom July 19, 1739, in Enfield; died there August 14, 1821 or 2. She was daughter of Captain Dennis and Mary (Abbe) Bement.
Children, born in Enfield
1 - Mary Abbe, b. April 21, 1756; d. in Enfield, Nov. 7, 1812. Married in Enfield, March 28, 1778 or 1779, Elisha Holton, b. 1750, in Sutton, Mass. ; d. Feb. 3, 1837. He was a Revolutionary soldier and m. (2) Lydia Bement. Children, b. in Enfield : i. Polly, b. July 1, 1779, m. in Enfield, Sept. 4,1799, Elijah Parsons of Enfield; ii. Susanna Putnam, b. March 13, 1781, d.Dec. 2, 1811, "her death was occasioned from a persuasion that it was a sin for her to eat, and therefore starved herself till death closed the scene" (Enfield Records) ; iii. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1789, m. David Olmstead, had John D.,who m. Susan H. Smith, and had a daughter Mary P., who m. Frank W. Clarke of Washington, D. C.
2 - Thomas Abbe, b. Aug. 21, 1757; m. Lydia Parsons.
3 - Richard Abbe, jr., b. 1760; m. Lydia Steveson.
4 - Trephosa Abbe, b. Dec. 28, 1762 ; m. Joel Booth.
5 - Susannah Abbe, b. about 1765; d. June 11, 1825, aged 60 years, not m.
6 - Huldah Abbe, b. May 19, 1771; m. (1) Isaac Allen; (2) George Lord.
John Abbe (1692 - 1790)
Hannah Boardman Abbe (1693 - ____)
Mary Bement Abbe (1739 - 1821)
Enfield Street Cemetery
Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
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