Abigail Bowdish

Female13 April 1760–17 September 1840

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Bowdish was born on 13 April 1760, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Peter Bowdish Sr, was 30 and her mother, Abigail Mott, was 25. She married Job Burleson on 16 November 1783, in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 17 September 1840, in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Job Burleson
Abigail Bowdish
Marriage: 16 November 1783
Job Burleson
Ichabod Burleson
Peter Burleson
Charles Burleson
Return Burleson
Alva Burleson Sr.
Sally Burleson
Owen Burleson
Silas Burleson
Caleb Nicholas Burleson
Gardiner C Burleson

Sources (8)

  • Abigail Bowdish, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abigail Burleson in entry for Peter Burleson, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Abigail Bowdish, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1783Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 16

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 16

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 21

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Bowditch .

    Possibly also an Americanized form of Baudisch , a Germanized Sorbian surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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