Abigail Starling

13 November 1752–16 January 1832 (Age 79)
Windham Center, Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Starling was born on 13 November 1752, in Windham Center, Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Sterling, was 31 and her mother, Mary Worcester, was 30. She married Joseph Bradford on 20 January 1774, in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 16 January 1832, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Joseph Bradford
Abigail Starling
Marriage: 20 January 1774
Elisha Bradford
Abigail Bradford
Sally Bradford
Moses Bradford
Sarah Bradford
Hulda Bradford
Betsey Bradford
Hannah Bradford
Dorothy Bradford
Joseph Bradford
Richard Bradford
Polly Bradford

Spouse and Children

20 January 1774
Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 24

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

Age 28

1780: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States; 1847: Franklin, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English starling ‘starling’ (Old English stærling), probably a nickname for a raucous or voracious person.

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

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Story Highlight

BRADFORD, Joseph (1751-1812)

Joseph was the son of Joshua & Hannah Bradford. On January 20, 1774 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, he married Abigail Starling. To this union, 11 children were born. Joseph & Abigail and family …

Sources (3)

  • Abigail Starling Bradford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abigail in entry for Hannah Bradford, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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