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Abigail Ellery Wanton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1697
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 12, 1726
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

" Here lieth entombed
The body of Abigail
The wife of Mr. George Wanton
Merchant of this Town.
He being the eldest son of Col. Wm. Wanton
She havmg been ye second daughter of
Benj. Ellery Esq.
Both of Newport.
She changed this world for a better
On the 12th Day of May 1726
In the 28th year of her age
Having left five pledges of her love.
Terras Astraea reliquit.
If tears alas ! could speak a Husband's woe
My verse would straight in plaintiff numbers flow;
Or if so great a loss deplor'd in vain
Could solace so my throbbing Heart from Pain
Then Would I oh ! sad consolation chuse
To sooth my careless grief a Private Muse,
But since thy well known Piety demands
A Public monument at thy George's Hands,
Abigail I dedicate this Tomb to The
Thou Dearest Half of Poor Forsaken me.''

As listed in Newport Cemeteries by R. Franklin
Note: Wife of George Wanton, Daughter of Benjamin I & Abigail Wilkins Ellery
Common Burying Ground
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Mary Cook
Record added: Jun 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11082299
Abigail <i>Ellery</i> Wanton
Added by: Ashley Roberson
Abigail <i>Ellery</i> Wanton
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- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jun. 26, 2005

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