Isaac Abbe




Isaac Abbe was born July 25, 1733, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut, and died April, 1788, in North Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 54. He is the son of Ebenezer Abbe Jr. of Salem Village, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, and Abigail Goodale of Salem Village, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Eunice Church was born August 8, 1729, in Groton, New London Co., Colony of Connecticut, and died about 1800 in Connecticut, at about age 71. She is the daughter of Daniel Church of Stonington, New London Co., Colony of Connecticut, and Susannah Bennett of Stonington, New London Co., Colony of Connecticut. Daniel Church is the son of Samuel Church of Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, and Elizabeth Davis of Charleston, Middlesex Co., MA. Susannah Bennett is the daughter of William Bennett Jr. of Stonington, New London Co., CT, and Elizabeth Chapman of Stonington, New London Co., CT.

Isaac Abbe and Eunice Church were married April 6, 1752, in Ashford, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Isaac Abbe and Eunice (Church) Abbe had ten children:

  1. Isaac Abbe: Born October 31, 1753, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died after 1820 in Ashford Twp., Windham Co., CT, at age Unknown. Married about 1770 in the Province of New York, to Darla Potts?: Born 1754 in Coventry, Tolland Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died 1788 in the City of Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT, (about age 34).
  2. Eunice Abbe: Born April 12, 1755, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died after 1843, in Chaplin, Chaplin Co., CT (age Unknown). Married (1) November 21, 1775, in Windham, New London Co., CT, to Jonah Lincoln Sr.: Born July 23, 1704, in Windham, Windham Co., CT; Died October 18, 1798, in Windham, Windham Co., CT (age 94). Born November 21, 1757, in Windham, Windham Co., CT; Died October 18, 1798, in Windham, Windham Co., CT (age 42). Eunice Married (2) September 28, 1809, in Windham Co., CT, to Charles Noyes Champlin: Born March 24, 1754, in Stonington, New London Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died January 29, 1838, in Windham, Windham Co., CT (age 83). Buried in Old Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, Windham Co., CT.
  3. Anna "Anne" Abbe: Born March 14, 1757, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died after 1843, in Chaplin, Windham Co., CT. Married (1) September 20, 1775, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut, to Jeremiah Lincoln: Born January 14, 1751, in Windham, Colony of Connecticut; Died April 30, 1794, in Windham Co., CT (age 43). Married (2) after 1800, in Connecticut, to John Fisk: Born January 22, 1761, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died April 28, 1834, in Chaplin, Windham Co., CT (age 73).
  4. Abner Abbe: Born November 5, 1758, in North Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died December 13, 1803, in Granby, Hampshire Co., MA (age 45). Buried in West Street Cemetery, Granby, Hampshire Co., MA. Married 1782, to Sarah Lindsey Swetland: Born August 22, 1762, in Hartford, Co., CT; Died 1815, in Ashtabula Co., OH (about age 53). Their Intention to be married was posted November 9, 1782, in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; Sarah then married (2) May 12, 1815, in New Salem, Fairfield Co., OH, to Solomon Wright: Born 1760, in Unknown; Died 1815, in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., OH (about age 55).
  5. Susannah Abbe: Born November 15, 1760, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died about 1794 in Connecticut (about age 33). Married about 1788 in Connecticut, to Clement Neff IV: Born about 1764 in Hampton, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died 1808 in Hampton, Windham Co., CT (about age 44). 
  6. Zerviah Abbe: Born April 10, 1762, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died November 19, 1806, in Franklin, New London Co., CT (age 45). Married 1784 - 1785 Franklin, CT, to Elijah Huntley: Born about 1723 in Scotland Pct., Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died November 20, 1815, in Franklin, CT (age 92).
  7. Joseph Abbe: Born June 5, 1763, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died Unknown. Went west.
  8. Nathaniel Abbe: Born July 13, 1765, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died November 11, 1798, in Dutchess Co., NY (age 33). Married (1) September 20, 1784, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Nancy Moon: Born about 1765 in Unknown; Died January 18, 1852, at the Poor House, Windham, Windham Co., CT (about age 87). Divorced about 1788, in Windham, Windham Co., CT. Married (2) 1790, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Tabitha Hazen: Born 1769 in Lyme, New London Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died after 1810 in Unknown. Nancy (Moon) Abbe then married June 29, 1799, in Windham Co., CT, to Philemon Little: Born December 7, 1766, in Preston, New London Co., CT; Died January 13, 1840, at the Poor House, Windham, Windham Co., CT (age 73).
  9. Lucy Abbe: Born February 4, 1769, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died March 17, 1822, in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT (age 44). Married November 18, 1795, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Rev. Elijah Waterman: Born about 1769 in Colony of Connecticut; Died about October 18, 1825, in Springfield, CT (age 52). Lucy's Obituary: The Connecticut Courant, Hartford, CT, March 26, 1822: In her life she was a pattern of humility, meekness and domestic duty; in her sickness, and the approaches of death, of patience, peace, and unshaken submission to the will of God. May 22, 1848??? Elijah had been married to two Lucy women.
  10. Sarah Abbe: Born March 4, 1771, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died May 14, 1851, in Windham, Windham Co., CT (age 80). Married 1792 in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to John Stimson (of Chaplin, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut): Born September 1, 1751, in Tolland, Tolland Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died April 5, 1831, in Connecticut (age 79). David Stimson: Born April 14, 1762, in Tolland, Tolland Co., Colony of Connecticut; Died September 30, 1850, in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT (age 88). Buried in Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Windsor Co., VT. Married (1) Unknown to Unknown: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married (2) December 23, 1794, in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT, to Anne "Anna" Willson: Born April 14, 1765, in Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., NH; Died May 1, 1848, in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT (age 83). Buried in Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Windsor Co., VT.

Eunice (Church) Abbe then married Joseph Stone.

Joseph Stone was born August 23, 1729, in Killingly, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut, and died April 22, 1818, in Union City, Tolland Co., CT, at age 88. He is the son of John Stone of Watertown, MA, and Mary Barsham of New Hampshire.

Lydia Webster was born Unknown, and died July 1, 1790, in Union, Tolland Co., CT, at age Unknown.

Joseph Stone and Lydia Webster were married December 5, 1751, in Dudley, Worcester Co., MA.

Joseph Stone and Lydia (Webster) Stone had at least two children:

  1. Samuel Stone: Born 1754, in Massachusetts; Died about 1845, in Union, Tolland Co., CT (about age 89). Married about 1782, to Mary Ann Paul: Born May 21, 1759, in Union, Tolland Co., CT; Died September 13, 1842, in Union, Tolland Co., CT (age 83).
  2. Joseph Stone: Born about 1758, in Dudley, Worcester Co., MA; Died Unknown. Married 1792, in Massachusetts, to Mary Unknown: Born about 1765, in Unknown; Died February 24, 1811, in Warren, MA.

Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) Abbe were married November 16, 1797, in Windham Co., CT.

Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) (Abbe) Stone had no children.




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The Province of New York (1664-1783) (Dutch: Provincie Nieuw-Nederland or Provincie New York) was a British colony which included most of the present U. S. State of New York. The province originally included the current states of New Jersey, Delaware and Vermont, along with inland portions of Massachusetts and Maine. The province was named for James, Duke of York and brother to Charles II in 1664, when the colony was won from the Dutch.


Nathaniel Abbe and Nancy Mood Records, Connecticut.  


David Church and Susannah Bennett Church Records, Connecticut.  


The Barbour collection of Windham Town birth records, pre. 1870, Connecticut.  


The Abbe Country, from the Abbe - Abbey Genealogy, Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols, 1916.  


Map of the Town of Windham, Windham Co., CT, 1855, from the Abbe - Abbey Genealogy, Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols, 1916.  


   

Connecticut historic maps: left to right, 1755, and 1768.  


March 3, 1636: Connecticut Colony was established.

1662: Colony of Connecticut was established.


Connecticut Colony, known as the River Colony, was organized on March 3, 1636, as a place for Puritan nobleman. Early on, the English settlers under John Winthrop Jr. struggled with the Dutch for possession of the land, but the English eventually gained control of the colony and set up a permanent settlement there. After the era of the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell had passed, Charles II took the throne. John Winthrop Jr., the governor of the Connecticut Colony went to England to secure a charter for the colony. Charles II granted his request in 1662. The charter of the colony covered both the Connecticut Colony and the New Haven Colony and they were permitted to choose their own assembly, their own governor, and rule themselves with minimal interference. New Haven was reluctant to give up their independence and deliberated for some time before coming to a decision to merge with the Connecticut Colony. Once merged the colony was called the Colony of Connecticut.


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Abner Abbey is buried in West Street Cemetery, Granby, Hampshire Co., MA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Joseph Stone was born August 23, 1729, in Killingly, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Isaac Abbe was born July 25, 1733, in Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Eunice Church was born January 19, 1737, in Coventry, Tolland Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Isaac Abbe and Eunice Church were married April 6, 1752, in Ashford, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Abner Abbe was born November 5, 1758, in North Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut.

Abner Abbe and Sarah Lindsey Swetland intention to be married was posted November 9, 1782, in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.


Abner Abbe and Sarah Lindsey Swetland intention to be married.


Abner Abbe created his Last Will and Testament on September 3, 1875, in Windham Co., CT.


   

Isaac Abbe created his Last Will and Testament.


In the Name of God Amen, this 3d day of Sept. I Isaac Abbe of Windham in the State of Connecticut being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, for which I would give thanks to God, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, - that is to say my immortal soul I commit into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, nothing doubting but to receive the same at the general resurrection. As for the good things of this life which God in his providence hath bestowed on me it is my will that they be disposed of in the manner and form following, that is to say - I give to my beloved son, Isaac Abbe junr. the sum of five shillings lawful money to be paid out of my lawful estate by my Executrix. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Abner the sum of five shillings to be paid out of my lawful estate within two full years after my decease by my Executrix. As for the other good things which God in his providence hath given to me; First, I order all my lawful debts to be paid by my Executrix out of my Estate, and as for all the rest of my lands, goods, chattels, Securities or moneys whatever, I give to my beloved wife Eunice Abbe to be for her use so long as she shall remain my widow, and then to be equally divided among all the rest of my children except Isaac and Abner; and I do also constitute and appoint my beloved wife Eunice Abbe to be the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3d day of Sept, A.D. 1785. Isaac Abbe

Signed, sealed & declared by the testator in the presence of Wm. Ames, Haviminia (her X mark) Cummings, Joseph Sessions.

Etc, etc, etc.

This is the text of the Isaac Abbe Last Will and Testament.


Isaac Abbe died April, 1788, in North Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 54.


Eunice (Church) Abbe was the Executrix of her late husband's estate, and was charged with paying his various notes and loans. Examples of some of these notes are shown above, which show that Isaac Abbe could barely write his name. Eunice (Church) Abbe could not read or write, and all documents show her with an "X" indicating it is her mark.


Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) Abbe were married November 16, 1797, in Windham Co., CT.


Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) Abbe Marriage Record provided for Abner Abbe estate purposes.


Eunice (Church) Abbe died about 1800 in Connecticut, at about age 71.

The 1800 U. S. Census taken in 1800 shows Isaac Abbe is the Head of Household and is living in Windham Twp., Windham Co., CT. There are a total of 1 Male 45 and older; 1 Female 10 - 15; and 1 Female 45 and older.

The 1800 U. S. Census taken in 1800 shows Isaac Abbe is the Head of Household and is living in Ashford Twp., Windham Co., CT. There are a total of 1 Male under 10; 1 Male 16 - 25; 1 Male 45 and older; and 1 Female 45 and older.

Joseph Stone died April 22, 1818, in Union City, Tolland Co., CT, at age 88.


Town of South Hadley:

Isaac Abbey was an early settler of Enfield. His son Abner bought a farm in Wilbraham, but afterwards moved to Granby, where he died. Abner, Jr., lived in Boston, for a time, and then moved to South Hadley. His son Abner was born in this town, November 5, 1812, married Chloe A. Root, and has had born to him a large family of children, five of whom are living, namely, Emma, Arthur L., Charles C., Silas B., and Sibyl. Mrs. Abby died in February, 1874.


ABBE
BIOGRAPHY

AS RECORDED IN:

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES.

PUBLISHER: J. H. BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BIOGRAPHY OF
CHARLES SMITH

…..Charles Smith was born Sept. 14, 1807, in Windham….

Mr. Smith was married at North Windham, Nov. 3,1835, to Mary Abbe, who was born Aug. 14, 1816, in Windham, and died April 10, 1901. She was a descendant of a family long noted in Colonial annals, and was the mother of two children: Guilford, mentioned elsewhere; and Mary, who became the wife of P. H. Woodward, of Hartford, and has two children, Helen and Charles Guilford, the former now the wife of Rev. Stephen Henry Granberry, rector of St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church at Newark, N.J. Mrs. Granberry is the mother of two children, Helen and Mary Emeline.

The Abbe genealogy is traced to Mrs. Smith as follows: John Abbe a resident of Salem, Mass., as early as 1637, had two wives, both of whom bore the name Mary. The first died in 1672, and he was married to the second in 1674. He died at Wendham, Mass., about 1690.

Samuel Abbe, son of John Abbe, married Mary Knowlton in 1672, and died in 1698, having made his home at Wendham.

Ebenezer Abbe, son of Samuel Abbe, was born in Salem, Mass., in 1683, and was at Norwich, Conn., in 1705, and at Windham the following year. His home was near North Windham, in the town of Mansfield. In 1725, he united with the Hampton Church. He married Mary, a daughter of Joshua Allen, in 1707, and she died in 1766.

Joshua Abbe, born in 1710, married Mary Ripley in 1736. She was a daughter of Joshua Ripley, of Willimantic. Mr. Abbe had an extensive farm near the Chaplin line, which he called his “kingdom,” and owing to the influence which he exercised in the community, was often called “King Abbe.” He died in 1807, and his wife in 1769.

Phineas Abbe, son of Joshua Abbe, was born Nov. 22, 1746, and in 1767, married Mary, daughter of Gideon Bingham, Sr. She died, and in 1778 he married Susannah Brown. Mr. Abbe was a prosperous farmer in Windham, his homestead being south of Windham Center, where he died in 1800, his widow, who was born in Windham May 15, 1752, surviving until April 26, 1804.

Moses Cleveland Abbe, son of Phineas, was born Nov. 16, 1785, and married Feb. 1, 1809, Talitha Waldo, daughter of Zaccheus Waldo, of Windham. Mr. Abbe lived two miles south of Windham Center. His daughter, Mary, became the wife of Charles Smith, as above related. The other children are thus briefly noted: Susan married Andrew Frink, of Windham, and was the mother of a son, Edwin; George went to New York City, where he married Charlotte Colgate; Eliza Taintor is the widow of Henry S. Walcott, who was at one time president of the Windham bank, and died in Windham; Mary was fourth; Joshua G., now deceased, married Sarah Fuller, of Windham, who bore him a son and two daughters, Jessie, Waldo and Susan; and John Randolph, who was twice married, first to Lucy Avery, of South Windham, and, second, to Josephine Robbins, resides in Providence, R.I. (Lucy A. Abbe was the mother of Charles S. Abbe, now a citizen of Pittsburg, Pa.).


ABBY, ABBEY, or ABBEE, JOHN, Salem 1637, when gr. of ld. was made to him, of Reading later, and freem. 1685, then call. sen. so that perhaps he had s. of the same name, and very prob. is it, that he had others. JOHN, Wenham, an early sett. d. late in life, 1700, leav. wid. Hannah, and ch. Richard, b. 9 Feb. 1683; prob. others. OBADIAH Enfield, 1682, m. Sarah, wid. of Joseph Warriner, to wh. she was sec. w. had no ch. to be nam. in his will, 1752, the yr. he d. SAMUEL, Wenham, perhaps br. of John of the same, d. 1698. leav. wid. Mary, and ch. Mary, aged 25; Samuel, 23; Thomas, 20; Eleazer, 18; Ebenezer, 16; Mercy, 14; Sarah, 13; Hepzibah, 10; Abigail, 8; John, 7; Benjamin, 6; and Jonathan, 2. His wid. m. Abraham Mitchell. He was of Salem vill. now Danvers, when adm. freem. 1690. Only the youngest ch. was b. at W. and some discrepance. from the pro. rec. as to the ages of most of the ch. is furnish. me (by Mr. Felt) in the rec. of b. as that Ebenezer was b. 31 July 1683 ; Mary, 1 Mar. 1685 ; Sarah, 6 July 1686; Hepzibah, 14 Feb. 1689; Abigail, 19 Nov. 1690; John, 4 June 1692; and Benjamin, 4 June 1694. THOMAS, Enfield, perhaps br. of Obadiah, had Sarah, b. 31 Mar. 1684; Thomas, 1686; Mary, 3 Feb. 1689, wh. d. bef. her f. and John 1692; beside Tabitha. He d. 1728, leav. w. Sarah, and in his will of Dec. 1720, she and the two s. are nam. as also two ds. call. Sarah Geer and Abigail Warner. His s. Thomas had s. Obadiah, and Thomas; and John had John, Thomas, Daniel, and Richard; but prob. no gr.ch. ought here to be ins.


From Jeromey Ward's Web Site:

Isaac Abbe, born in Windham, Conn., July 25, 1733; died April, 1788, He resided in North Windham. His will, made September 3, 1785, probated April 30, 1788, mentions his wife Eunice, and sons Isaac, Jr., and Abner. (Windham Probate Records, Vol. 12, pages 262, 348.)
Married, as recorded at Ashford, Conn., by Ebenezer Wales, Justice of the Peace, April 5, 1753, EUNICE CHURCH, who died after 1788. In this marriage record both are described as of Ashford. Abbe Abbey Genealogy Page 70

Isaac married Eunice Church, daughter of David Church and Susannah Bennett, on Apr 6 1752 in Connecticut. Eunice was born on Aug 8, 1729, in Groton, Connecticut. She died about 1800 in Connecticut.


Nathaniel's child: Joseph Abbey: Born May 7, 1796, in Dutchess Co., NY; Died November 15, 1869, in Burdette, Hector, Schuyler Co., NY (age 73). Buried in Jones Cemetery, Hector, NY. Married Sarah Mulford.


Abner Abbey

Birth: Nov. 5, 1758 North Windham Windham County Connecticut, USA Death: Dec. 3, 1803 Granby Hampshire County Massachusetts, USA son of Isaac & Eunice (Church) Abbe ---- md. Spring. (Int. 9 Nov. 1782) Sarah Sweetland ---- He served during The Revolution in Capt. Nathaniel Wales Co. (Windham, CT.) 22 Aug - 22 Oct 1777. Resided Longmeadow (1790) and in Granby by 28 Nov 1796. ---- After his death, his widow Sarah md. Solomon Wright and soon afterward removed to Ohio where she died.