Joshua Abbe




Joshua Abbe Sr. was born January 20, 1710, in Mansfield, Windham Co., CT, and died January 13, 1807, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 96. Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT. He is the son of Ebenezer Abbe Sr. of Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Mary Allen of Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Mary Ripley was born November 18, 1714, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, and died October 1, 1769, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 54. Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT. She is the daughter of Joshua Ripley Jr. of Unknown and Elizabeth Lathrop of Unknown. Joshua Ripley Sr. married Hannah Bradford, the daughter of Major William Bradford and his second wife, Alice Richards. Major William Bradford is the oldest son of Gov. William Bradford who came over on the Mayflower.

Joshua Abbe and Mary Ripley were married April 14, 1736, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Joshua Abbe and Mary (Ripley) Abbe had ten children:

  1. Shubael Abbe: Born November 9, 1744, in Windham, Windham Co., CT; Died April 16, 1804, in Windom Co., CT (age 59). Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT. Married January 26, 1774, in Unknown to Lucy Chester: Born about 1752 in Unknown; Died June 21, 1818, in Unknown (about age 66). Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT. Shubael Abbe, Esq., was the Sheriff of the county of Windom.
  2. Phinehas Abbe: Born November 22, 1746, in North Windham, Windham Co., CT; Died June 17, 1800, in Windham Twp., Windham Co., CT (age 53). Buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham Co., CT. He is a descendant of Pilgrim William Bradford through his mother, Mary (Ripley) Abbe. Married (1) December 7, 1767, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Mary Bingham: Born September 24, 1746, in Canterbury, Windham Co., CT; Died July 29, 1777, in Windham Twp., Windham Co., CT (about age 30). Married (2) December 2, 1778, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Susannah Brown: Born October 15/18, 1750, in Unknown; Died April 26, 1804, in Unknown (age 53). Buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham Co., CT.
  3. Joshua Abbe Jr.: Born January 09, 1751, in Connecticut; Died 1837 in Bethlehem, NY (about age 85). Married November 19, 1771, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Triphena Bass: Born March 06, 1753, in Scotland, Plymouth, MA; Died July 29, 1815, in Unknown (age 62).
  4. Zibeah Abbe: Born May 10, 1737, in Windham, Windham Co., CT; Died July 8, 1826, in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY (age 89). Buried in Old Westmoreland Cemetery, Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY. Married May 19, 1757, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, to Jonathan Wales: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  5. Mary Abbe: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married to Unknown Hebard: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  6. Zerviah Abbe: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married to Unknown Webb: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  7. Lucretia Abbe: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married to Unknown Badger: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.



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


   

Joshua Abbe and Mary (Ripley) Abbe are buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham Co., CT. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Phinehas Abbe was born November 22, 1746, in North Windham, Windham Co., CT, and died June 17, 1800, in Windham Twp., Windham Co., CT, at age 53. Buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham Co., CT. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Joshua Abbe Sr. was born January 20, 1710, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Mary Ripley was born November 16, 1716, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Joshua Abbe and Mary Ripley were married April 14, 1736, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Mary (Ripley) Abbe died October 1, 1769, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 54. Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT.

Joshua Abbe Sr. died January 13, 1807, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 96. Buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Windham Co., CT.


From Jeromey Ward's Web Site:

EBENEZER ABBE, JR., son of Ebenezer and Mary (Allen) Abbe, born July 27,1708; resided in Windham or North Windham, Conn.
Married February 22, 1729-30, ABIGAIL CARY, probably daughter of Joseph Cary, Jr. One account gives her name Abigail Soale and still another says she was Abigail Goodale, daughter of Isaac Goodale of Salem.

Ebenezer married Abigail on February 22, 1727/1728, in Massachusetts. Abigail was born about 1705 in Massachusetts. She died about 1770, probably in Massachusetts.

Married 1778 (second wife)

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

PHINEAS ABBE, son of Joshua and Mary (Ripley) Abbe, born November 22, 1746, in North Windham, Conn. ; died June 17, 1800.

Mr. Phineas Abbe Departed this Life 17th day of June on Tuesday in the afternoon at four o'clock in the 54th year of his age 1800. (Bible Record).

He was a respected and prosperous farmer of Windham, took an active part in all matters of public welfare, held various civil offices, including that of jailer. During the Revolution he had at one time some English prisoners who ornamented the wall of their room or cell with a fine large picture of their ship. It was later revealed that this was only to conceal efforts they were making to remove a portion of the wall and make their escape. When they finally succeeded in getting away, they left word to their jailer that they were about to sail soon.

At his death his property was inventoried at $9,919.40, with 325 acres of land. The inventory, taken October 12, 1801, is a most interesting document with its long enumeration of articles of furniture and wearing apparel, among which were chairs and tables of several kinds, six fiddle-back chairs, silver knee-buckles and plated shoe-buckles.

The property was distributed to the widow, Susannah, and children: Mary Taintor, Joshua, Lucy, Thomas, George, Charles, Moses, Lucius, Henry and Samuel. (Windham Probate Records, Vol.
14, pages 435, 480, 519.) His homestead was south of Windham Centre, owned later by his son George.

Married (1) in Windham, December 7, 1767, MARY BINGHAM, born September 24, 1746, at Canterbury, Conn.; died in Windham, July 29, 1777. She was the sixth child of Gideon and Mary (Gary) Bingham, granddaughter of Joseph Bingham, who was born in Norwich in 1688, and his wife, Abigail Scott, and great-granddaughter of Deacon Thomas Bingham, who was born about 1642, settled in Saybrook and married Mary Rudd. Deacon Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary ( ) Bingham of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Married (2) in Windham, December 2, 1778, SUSANNA BROWN, born October 18 (or 15), 1750; died April 26, 1804. Widow Susannah Abbe Consort of Phineas Abbe who departed this life In the year 1804
In the 52 year of her age April 25."(Bible Record.) She was the daughter of Gen. Thomas Brown, a Revolutionary officer, and his wife, Sarah Bishop of Lisbon, Conn.

Her will was made April 5, 1804, and the property distributed to her sons, George, Charles, Moses, Lucius, Henry and Samuel, on September 23, 1808. (Windham Probate Records, 15:104, 114," 442.)

Children by first wife, recorded in Windham
Lucy (1) Abbe, b. Oct. 16. 1768; d. Dec. 1.3, 1774.
Betsey Abbe, b. Nov. 2, 1771 ; d. Dec. 21, 1774.
Mary Abbe, b. March 29, 1773 ; m. Charles Taintor.
Joshua Abbe, b. Feb. 15, 1775; m. Marcia Grosvenor.
Lucy (2) Abbe, b. Dec. 30, 1776; d. Jan. 14, 1856; buried in Windham. In 1850 she was living in Windham with her sister, Mrs. Charles Taintor. Married in Windham. .July 31, 1811, General Jedediah Johnson of Canterbury, Conn., who d. before his wife. He was made General of the 5th Brigade in 1809.

Children by second wife, recorded in Windham
Thomas Abbe, b. Oct. 22, 1779. He was first mate of a vessel sailing from Norfolk, went to St. Kitts, West Indies. In the old Moses Cleveland Abbe Bible is this entry, "Thomas Abbe of Windham Departed this life Demouronra in the year 1805 in the 24 year of his age." This doubtless refers to Demerara, British Guiana.
George Abbe, b. May 17. 1781 ; m. Charlotte Hackstaff.
Charles Abbe, b. Jan. 17, 1783; m. Mary Welch.
Phineas Abbe (twin), b. Dec. 0, 1784; d. Jan. 15, 1785. (Windham Knell.)
Susanna Abbe (twin), b. Dec. 6, 1784; d. aged 9 weeks.
Moses Cleveland Abbe (twin), b. Nov. 16, 1785; m. Tabitha Waldo.
Lucius Abbe (twin), b. Nov. IB, 1785; m. Martha .Johnson.
Henry Abbe, b. Sept. 6, 1787; was said to have been killed in battle in South America in 181.3.
Samuel Abbe, b. June 7, 1789. He was a physician, served as a surgeon in the War of 1812 ; shot himself ; m. _____________

Burial:
Windham Center Cemetery
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA

Susanna.

Family links:
Parents:
Joshua Abbe (1710 - 1807)
Mary Ripley Abbe (1714 - 1770)

Spouses:
Susanna Brown Abbe (1750 - 1804)
Mary Bingham Abbe (1747 - 1777)*

Children:
Moses Cleveland Abbe (1785 - 1871)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: age 53 years


29. JOSHUA5 ABBE (EBENEZER4, MARY3 KNOWLTON, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)56,57,58 was born 20 January 1710 in Windham, Windham, CT, and died 13 January 1807 in Windham, Windham, CT. He met MARY RIPLEY59,60,61 14 April 1736 in Windham, Windham, CT, daughter of JOSHUA RIPLEY and MARY BACKUS. She was born 17 November 1714 in Windham, Windham, CT, and died 01 October 1769 in Windham, Windham, CT.

Notes for JOSHUA ABBE:
His homestead was at North Windham, just within the bounds of Chaplin. He was a large land-owner and his extensive holdings at North Windham were generally called his "kingdom while he was known as King Abbe." He was a man of large heart, generous impulses and liberal opinions; of great vigor of both mind and body and a match for anyone in shrewdness and wit. His strong religious feelings made him a conspicuous leader in a sect which arose from the Baptist denomination in Windham and became known as Abbe-ites. His home was ever open for religious meetings or for the entertainment of guests. Among celebrated guests is the name of "Mother" Ann Lee, founder of the sect of Shakers. His will, made April 7,1804, inventory March 18, 1809, mentions his wife and daughters, Zibeiah Wales, Mary Hebard,
Zerviah Webb and Lucretia Badger. (Windham Probate Records, Vol. 15, pages 280, 285, 435, 539.) It is said that in 1803-4, he had 9 children, 88 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. In the Census of 1800 his family numbered eight persons, Mansfield enumeration.
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Epitaph: "In memory of Mr. Joshua Abbe, who died Jan. 13th A.D. 1807 in the 66th year of his age"

More About JOSHUA ABBE:
Burial: Windham Centre Cemetery

Notes for MARY RIPLEY:
Her tombstone at Windham says she died October 13, 1770, in her 54th year. She was daughter of Joshua Ripley, jr., who at that time resided in Willimantic and was connected with the Iron Works." Her mother was Mary Backus, a descendant of Lieutenant William Backus, Lion Gardiner, Thomas Bingham, Lieutenant Jonathan Rudd and other Colonial dignitaries. Her descent from Governor Bradford of the Mayflower is as follows: William1 Bradford; Deputy-Governor William Bradford, jr.; Hannah Bradford, married Joshua Ripley; Joshua Ripley, Jr.

More About MARY RIPLEY:
Burial: Windham Centre Cemetery

Children of JOSHUA ABBE and MARY RIPLEY are:
 
  i.   ZERVIAH6 ABBE62, b. 11 June 1737, Windham, Windham, CT; d. Windham, Windham, CT; m. JONATHAN WALES63; b. Abt. 1737.
  ii.   RACHEL ABBE64, b. 06 February 1738, Windham, Windham, CT; m. SAMUEL MCCLELLAN65; b. Abt. 1735.
  iii.   MARY ABBE66, b. 21 December 1740, Windham, Windham, CT; m. NATHANIEL HIBBARD67; b. Abt. 1740.
  iv.   ZERVIAH ABBE68, b. 07 January 1743, Windham, Windham, CT; m. NATHANIEL WEBB69; b. Abt. 1743.
41. v.   SHUBAEL ABBE, b. 09 November 1744, Windham, Windham, CT; d. 16 April 1804, Windham, Windham, CT.
42. vi.   PHINEAS ABBE, b. 22 November 1746, Windham, Windham, CT; d. 17 June 1800, Windham, Windham, CT.
43. vii.   LUCRETIA ABBE, b. 10 March 1749, Windham, Windham, CT.
  viii.   JOSHUA ABBE70, b. 09 January 1751, Windham, Windham, CT; m. TRYPHENA BASS71; b. Abt. 1751.
  ix.   ELISHA ABBE72, b. 15 May 1753, Windham, Windham, CT; d. 15 August 1829, Windham, Windham, CT; m. JERUSHA WEBB73; b. Abt. 1746; d. 28 December 1828, Windham, Windham, CT.
  More About ELISHA ABBE:
Burial: Windham Cemetery
 

 
  More About JERUSHA WEBB:
Burial: Windham Cemetery

 
  x.   ELIZABETH ABBE74, b. 1758, Windham, Windham, CT; d. 1759, Windham, Windham, CT.