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Abigail Waring Finch
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1761
Long Ridge
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1842
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Abigail and Isaac were married 21 Jan 1778 in Fairfield Co, CT, and were the parents of:

Caleb/23 Apr 1779 m. Mary Weed
Isaac/19 Jul 1781
Parmelia/14 Nov 1782 (Mrs Nathaniel Ferris)
Mary/26 Mar 1785 (Mrs Sylvanus Marshall)
Ruth/14 Apr 1787 (Mrs Solomon Palmer)
Philander/4 Dec 1788 m. Clarissa Holly
Elizabeth/26 Dec 1791 (Mrs James P Anderson)
Alvah/14 Mar 1794
Edwin/1 Nov 1796
Jesse/24 Jun 1799

Pension Papers:
Abigail Smith married Nathaniel Finch May 7, 1808. He died Aug. 10, 1829. In 1831, she applies for Surgeon Isaac Smiths' Revolutionary Pension which she receives. Abigail dies Aug. 5, 1842 according to Permelia Ferris, Mary Marshall and Elizabeth Anderson who are applying for benefits as heirs (only surviving children).

"Abstracts of Fairfield Probate Records", compiled by Spencer P. Mead provides the following summary for Abigail's estate:
"Finch, Abigail, late of Greenwich, will date Dec. 28, 1840, probated Sept. 9, 1842, mentioned her daughter Elizabeth Anderson, widow of James P. Anderson, son Edwin Smith, daughter Parmelia Ferris, widow of Nathaniel Ferris; granddaughter Lucinda Palmer, a daughter of my daughter Ruth Palmer, daughter Polly, wife of Sylvanus Marshall of Stamford, and granddaughter Amanda Anderson.

Executor: Samuel Close of Greenwich.
Witnesses John S. Hustis, D. Jerome Sands, and James Peck, page 169. Probate contested, page 169. Sept. 17, 1842, order to advertise for claims, page 171. Appeal taken from probate by Sylvanus Marshall and Polly Marshall, his wife, a daughter of testatrix, pages 171 and 215. Feb. 13, 1843, Samuel Close of Greenwich, executor, resigned, and Arza Marshal of Stamford appointed in his place, page 275. Feb. 9, 1844, inventory filed, page 275."

"Michael Waring (Jonathan's father) came from Long Island in 1717 and purchased on Long Ridge. The family became quite numerous. I suppose all the Long Ridge Warings came from him and that he was grandfather of Abigail Waring our grandmother."
(James William Smith, 1879)
Family links: 
  Jonathan Waring (1716 - 1805)
  Mary Richards Waring (1715 - ____)
  Nathaniel Finch (1744 - 1829)
  Isaac Smith (1757 - 1805)*
  Caleb Smith (1779 - 1821)*
  Isaac Smith (1781 - 1841)*
  Permelia Smith Ferris (1782 - 1856)*
  Mary Smith Marshall (1785 - 1854)*
  Ruth Smith Palmer (1787 - ____)*
  Philander Smith (1788 - 1841)*
  Jesse Smith (1799 - ____)*
  Mary Waring Lockwood (1755 - 1806)*
  James Waring (1759 - 1838)*
  Abigail Waring Finch (1761 - 1842)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Dec 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62885850

- Sue
 Added: Jul. 7, 2015
We recognize the extraordinary contribution and dedication of Revolutionary War spouses and families. Their support and sacrifices enabled the founding of this Great Nation.
 Added: May. 11, 2011

- Sue McDuffe:)
 Added: Dec. 13, 2010

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