Abigail Ingraham Avery

Death 1717 (aged 80–81)
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 23664986 · View Source
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Her parents were Richard Ingraham/Ingram and Elizabeth Wignall. The family arrived between 1638 and 1642. (Five records support the arrival of the Richard Ingraham/Ingram family between 1638 and 1642. There are two, however, that have ~1628/9. If this is the case, then the birth location of all the children would be Massachusetts.)

The main source for the following information is "A Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and His Wife, Martha Pamelia Mey," pages 155-157, unless otherwise noted.

Samuel Cheesebrough Sr and Abigail Ingram married 30 Nov 1655 at Boston, MA. They were the parents of seven children:

Abigail/30 Sep 1656 (Mrs John Avery, Sr)
Marie/28 Feb 1657/58 - 25 Sep 1669
Samuel, Jr/20 Nov 1660 m. Marie Ingraham
William, Sr/8 Apr 1662 m. Mary MacDowell
Sarah/24 Dec 1663 (Mrs John Bolton, Sr)
Elisha, Sr/4 Apr 1667 m. Mary Minor; 2) Rebecca Mason
Elizabeth/6 Jan 1669 (Mrs William Ingraham, Jr)

In 1675, Joshua Holmes was invited by the widow Abigail [Ingraham] Chesebrough to teach at a school in Stonington, New London County, CT.

Joshua Holmes and Abigail married 15 Jun 1675. They were the parents of two children:

Mary/1676 (Mrs Isaac Thompson)
Joshua, Jr/20 Aug 1678 m. Fear Sturgis

On 4 Jul 1698, Abigail married Capt James Avery in Boston, Suffolk Co, MA. No children were born to this union.

Abigail was living 9 Sep 1715 when she states that she has received full satisfaction from her two sons for her right of dower in the estate of Samuel Cheeseborough. (Stonington Deeds, Book 2:292.)

According to "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934," Abigail was about 81 when she died ~1716/7.

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