Abigail Barber

5 January 1749–29 January 1791 (Age 42)
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Barber was born on 5 January 1749, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Capt David Barber, was 32 and her mother, Abigail Newcomb, was 22. She married Aaron Phelps on 8 April 1767, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 January 1791, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 42.

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Aaron Phelps
Abigail Barber
Marriage: 8 April 1767
Aaron Phelps Jr
Mindwell Phelps
Abigail Phelps
Amelia Phelps
Alpheus Phelps
Alfred Phelps
Alpheus Phelps
Alfred Phelps

Spouse and Children

8 April 1767
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


    Aaron Phelps Jr




    Alpheus Phelps


    Alfred Phelps


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World Events (4)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 32

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 34

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Abigail Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Abigill Barbur, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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