Abigail Kingsbury Abbott

  • Birth 17 Mar 1742 Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 1791 Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Burial Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Plot Unknown
  • Memorial ID 107230778

Abigail Kingsbury, the eldest child of Jonathan Kingsbury and his first wife, Abigail Holt, was born on 17 Mar 1742 in Hampton, Windham county, Connecticut. Her brother, Jonathan, was born three years later on the 25th of April, 1745.

Abigail Kingsbury married John Gould, the youngest son of Rebecca (Cole) and Henry Gould, who was born on the 23rd of March 1731 in Ipswich, Essex county, Massachusetts. Abigail and John Gould living in Ashford, Windham county where they raised their four children. After the birth of their first child, Abigail, in 1760, their son, John, was born on 14 February 1762. They named their second son, who was born on 28 April 1763, Jonathan. The following year in October, two-year old John died. Then on the 8th of July 1765, the youngest child, Sally, was born. Abigail's husband died on the 28th of October 1765 in Windham, leaving her a young widow with three children to raise on her own. On the 11th of September 1770, she married John Abbot in Hampton, Windham county. They stayed married for about twenty years until on the 14th of March, 1791, Abigail filed for divorce in the Windham County Superior Court on the grounds of desertion.

After her divorce from John Abbot, Abigail joined her children, Abigail (married to Jedidiah Watkins), Jonathan (married to Patience Dyer), and Sally (married to Paul Davison), and their families who left Ashford, Connecticut to make their permanent home in the wilderness of Lima, New York. Soon after she arrived, Abigail became the first death in the town of Lima and the second in the Genesse county.


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  • Created by: Melinda Gould
  • Added: 24 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107230778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Kingsbury Abbott (17 Mar 1742–1791), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107230778, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Melinda Gould (contributor 47017402) .