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
Salem Village, Essex Co.,
Province of Massachusetts Bay, and Abigail Goodale
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.
Eunice Church were married April 6, 1752, in Ashford, Windham Co., Colony of
Eunice (Church) Abbe had ten children:
Eunice (Church) Abbe then married
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:
Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) Abbe
were married November 16, 1797, in Windham Co., CT.
Joseph Stone and Eunice (Church) (Abbe)
had no children.
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
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
Connecticut historic maps: left to right,
1755, and 1768.
March 3, 1636: Connecticut Colony was
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.
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.
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.
Abner Abbe was born
November 5, 1758, in North Windham,
Windham Co., Colony of
and Sarah Lindsey Swetland intention to be married was posted November 9, 1782,
in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.
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,
Etc, etc, etc.
This is the text of the
Isaac Abbe Last Will and Testament.
Abbe died April, 1788, in North Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 54.
(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 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.
AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES
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 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
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
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,
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
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