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 Elizabeth <I>Berry</I> Abbott

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Elizabeth Berry Abbott

  • Birth 1700 Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 8 Mar 1729 Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 46747115

Elizabeth Berry, dau. of Nathaniel Berry & Elizabeth Philbrick, was b. at Portsmouth, NH circa 1700 and d. at Tolland. Conn. Mar. 8, 1728/9, Æ 29. Although both the original town record and her gravestone say she died in the singular year of 1728, the memorialist has adopted the view that the year of her death was actually 1728/9, as such date would have been written still twenty-three years before the modern Gregorian calendar was finally adopted in 1752 by Great Britain.

Elizabeth m. on Jan. 31, 1720/1, prob. at Mansfield, Conn., but is only recorded at Tolland, Conn., to John Abbott. He was b. at Andover, Mass. Nov. 4, 1697 and d. at Tolland, Conn. Nov. 25, 1779, Æ 83.

The original handwritten town record of Elizabeth's marriage, in the apparent handwriting of Shubael Stearns, the first town clerk who the record shows was a very poor phonetic speller, states:

"John abit was married to Elizabeth berye [i.e., Berie, Berry] on January the thirty first daye and in the yeare one thousand seven hundred and twenty; twenty one"

Unfortunately, Elizabeth's maiden name was incorrectly interpreted by someone as "Berge", which has become her errant surname in all genealogies concerning her since the error was made.

For the children of Elizabeth Berry, see her husband's memorial. For additional background, see the memorial of her father, Nathaniel Berry.

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Per NEHGS Register 72 (Jan. 1918):64, as inventoried by Joel N. Eno, A.M. prior to 1918:

Lyes the
Body of Eli
sabeth Abb
ott the Wife
of John Abbo
tt who Died
the 8 of Marc
h [AD] 1728 in
the [29] Year
of her Age

On the day Elizabeth died, she was 28 years old, and Ætatis suæ (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her age) 29.





  • Created by: Don Blauvelt
  • Added: 16 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46747115
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Berry Abbott (1700–8 Mar 1729), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46747115, citing South Yard Cemetery, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Don Blauvelt (contributor 46932939) .