Abigail Davis

16 May 1721–13 October 1815 (Age 94)
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Davis was born on 16 May 1721, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Eleazer Davis, was 40 and her mother, Eunice Potter, was 32. She married Ezekiel Brown on 14 May 1741, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 October 1815, in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Brown
Abigail Davis
Marriage: 14 May 1741
Eunice Brown
Ezekiel Brown
Hephzibah Brown
Joshua Brown
Hannah Brown
Abigail Brown

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World Events (4)

Age 54
Historical Boundaries: 1775: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States
Age 55
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 73
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

(1997: 354880;2007: 790284; 2010: 1116357)English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

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

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Sources (17)

  • Abigail in entry for Hephzibah Brown, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigail Davis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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