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Rachel Matson Abbey

Birth
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Aug 1774 (aged 40)
Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 87417449 · View Source
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(Note: Per FAG Member 4702464:
"Born Nov 4,1733 at Glastonbury, Hartford Co, CT Died Aug 6, 1774
Her maiden name is probably Matson instead of Masson. (Reference "The American Genealogist, Vol 68 (1993) pg 147.)
Daughter of Thomas Matson and Rachel (Fox) Matson"

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

SAMUEL ABBE, son of Benjamin and Mary (Tryon) Abbe, bom 1726; died August 10, 1806, buried in Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Conn. (Closest town to Portland is Middletown in Middlesex Co, CT)

He received property by deed from his father, April 24, 1749, land on the "east side of the Great River" at Middletown, Conn.; was also party to deeds, 1758 and 1759.

He was a store-keeper and kept the old "Abbey Tavern." In the Census of 1790, lie is given in Chatham, Conn., 3 males over 21, 1 male under 21, 3 females in family. In 1800 he has 2 males and 1 female over 45, 1 male and 1 female between 16 and 26. His will, made May 16, 1806, probated August 30, 1806, is recorded in Middletown. The inventory amounted to $5,292.61. Will of Samuel Abbe of Chatham, Middlesex County, Conn., mentions: wife Sarah; son Samuel, now residing Genesee ; son David, now residing at New Orleans ; son John, now residing at Middlebury, N. Y. ; daughter Jemima, wife of George Cooper; son George; surviving children of daughter Damaris Hurlbut, deceased ; daughter Mary Wilcox ; daughter Rachel Treat ; sons Thomas, Benjamin, Asaph, Reuben; appraiser, Nathaniel Cornwell. A Samuel and Sarah Abbey, with many other parties, all formerly, and some now of Connecticut, signed a land transfer in 1789, dividing a lot known as ' ' Lottania. ' ' (Albany Deeds.)

Married (1) RACHEL MASSON.

Married (2) April 4, 1776, MRS. SARAH WARREN LELAND of Grafton, Mass. She had eleven children by her former marriage so that her son by this marriage had the distinction of having had twenty-two half brothers and sisters.


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  • Created by: Gone Too Soon
  • Added: 26 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87417449
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rachel Matson Abbey (4 Nov 1733–6 Aug 1774), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87417449, citing Portland Burying Ground, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Gone Too Soon (contributor 47644196) .