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 Elizur Abbey

Elizur Abbey

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Death 29 Jun 1856
Burial Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 58444166 · View Source
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ELIZUR ABBEY, son of Benjamin and Lois (Stocking) Abbey, born 1780, probably at Chatham, Conn. ; died June 29, 1856.

He was a farmer and ship-builder, with a shipyard on the Connecticut River between Siam Dock and the Gildersleeve shipyard. There he built thirty-five vessels, ranging from 75 to 300 tons, the last being the Charles H. Northam in 1853. He also built ships in Middle Haddam, Conn., with his son for a time, and for a time in Georgia.

In the War of 1812 he saw active service as Sergeant, August 18 to 29, 1814, under Nathaniel Johnson, Commander; also Private at Saybrook, August 30 to October 25, 1814, Isaac Webber, Commander. He was commissioned by John Cotton Smith, Captain General and Commander-in-chief of Connecticut, as Captain on September 20, 1816, of the 1st Light Infantry, 20th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. This commission is now preserved by his grandson, Charles Pelton Abbey, who was a member of the same Regiment in the Civil War.

Married December 12, 1807, BETSEY GILDERSLEEVE, born in Gildersleeve, Conn., April 23, 1783; died October 17, 1863; buried by her husband in the cemetery at Portland, Conn. She was the daughter of Philip and Temperance (Gibbs) Gildersleeve.

Child:
Benjamin Abbey Born Sep 27, 1800 and married Vienna Matilda Pelton


From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols


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  • Created by: C Greer
  • Added: 10 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58444166
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizur Abbey (unknown–29 Jun 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58444166, citing Portland Burying Ground, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by C Greer (contributor 47180683) .