Abner Sanger

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Abner Sanger

  • Birth 12 Mar 1739 Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 1 Oct 1822 Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 19366351

PARENTS: Eleazer Sanger and Mary Jackson.

WIFE: Elizabeth (Johnson) Meed Sanger
NOTE: Daughter of William Johnson, was born in Lynn, Mass., where she married David Meed in 1773 and bore three children. The family moved to New Ipswich where David Meed died. Elizabeth married Abner Sanger in 1784 and bore seven more children before her death in Dublin in 1799. SOURCE: Book on Abner Sanger described below.

HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:
ABNER SANGER
DIED
OCT. 1, 1822
AE. 83

NOTE: Buried to the left of Abner, is his sister Rhoda Sanger. Her headstone is broken, and in need of repair.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:

ABNER SANGER (1739-1822), son of Eleazer and Mary (Jackson) Sanger, was born in Hardwick, Mass., and came to Keene around 1752. With his brothers he served in the French and Indian War (1759-1760), marched with the Keene militia at the Lexington alarm (1775) but became a Tory and was twice imprisoned for his opinions. He lived with his mother and unmarried sister until, at the age of fourty-four, he married Elizabeth (Johnson) Meed, a widow with three children. Abner and Elizabeth had seven children, five of whom survived. Most of their married life they spent in Dublin but after the death of Elizabeth in 1799 Abner lived with various of his children in Sullivan, Gilsum and Keene. Abner Sanger kept a journal, the surviving parts cover the years 1774-1782 and 1791-1794.

SOURCE: Book "Very Poor and of a Lo Make. The Journal of Abner Sanger." Printed by The Historical Society of Cheshire County, NH. (1986)


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  • Created by: Melody Edwards
  • Added: 13 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19366351
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abner Sanger (12 Mar 1739–1 Oct 1822), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19366351, citing Washington Cemetery, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Melody Edwards (contributor 46865611) .