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Obadiah Abbe
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Birth: 1647
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1732
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols

OBADIAH ABBEY, son of John Abbey, born probably in Wenham, Mass., between 1647 and 1652; died in Enfield, Conn., October 28, 1732. From the inventory of his father's estate we learn that he was apprenticed to Richard Goldsmith to learn his trade of shoemaker, and that he served Goldsmith three years from his eighteenth year. As Goldsmith died in 1673, this places the date of Obadiah's birth approximately. He was an early settler of Enfield on the eighth lot from the south corner, east side, one of the original proprietors in 1682. He seems to have been a prominent and influential man of the community, was constable between 1682 and 1717, surveyor of highways in 1692, assessor in 1702. In 1685 he was engaged in a law suit with Isaac Meacham.

At Northampton is the will of Obadiah Abbey, dated September 22, 1732; probated November 14, 1732. He names as legatees his wife, Sarah, to whom is given maintenance, all household goods and moveables; his cousin (nephew) Thomas, son of his brother Thomas, to whom is given his Seantic lot, and to the former Thomas' son, Obadiah, house and land, with reversion to his youngest son, Thomas, if the said Obadiah should die; to the last-named Thomas, he gives farm lands at the Mountains ; his wife 's daughter, Phebe Heal, his cousin John Abbey's oldest son, John. His cousin, Thomas Abbey, and Elizabeth Warriner are made executors. This Elizabeth Warriner was presumably the step-daughter of his wife, who was born in 1686.

Obadiah Abbe's holdings in Enfield are described in the Enfield records: Home lot of 12 acres; 23 acres in the South Field, eastern division; 7 acres upon Sehantuck River, 5 acres of it upland and 2, meadow; 2 acres of meadow upon a small brook easterly from the "grate meadow"; 4 acres of meadow by grant of March 5, 1700; and on November 17, 171 [ ], a farm lying west of "Sehantuck grate meadow" consisting of 168 acres, some of the boundaries of which were designated as "wh* Oak Tree marked with the letters A" and a "Pine Tree marked with the letters A."

Obadiah Abbe married in Enfield after 1697, SARAH TIBBALS, born November 29, 1654, daughter of Thomas Tibbals of Milford. Her first husband was Daniel Collins, by whom she had children, and she married second Joseph Warriner of Enfield, who died 1697.

Obadiah Abbe has no children as so far is known.

~ Posted at the suggestion of "Grandma" (##47644196) ~

Family links: 
  John Abbe (1613 - 1689)
  Mary Loring Abbe (1617 - 1672)
  Rebecca Abbe Kimball (____ - 1704)*
  John Abbe (1636 - 1700)*
  Sarah Abbe (1639 - 1704)*
  Mariah Abbe Maxcy Kilham (1642 - 1721)*
  Rebecca Abbe (1647 - 1704)*
  Obadiah Abbe (1647 - 1732)
  Samuel Abbe (1650 - 1698)*
  Thomas Abbe (1656 - 1728)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Harlene Soper-Brown
Record added: Jun 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38763098

- Christan Webb
 Added: Sep. 8, 2016

- Connie (Cross) Krueger
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014

- Earl Abbe
 Added: Oct. 19, 2010
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