Abiah Hough

11 February 1737–17 October 1821 (Age 84)
New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abiah

When Abiah Hough was born on 11 February 1737, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Capt. John Hough, was 39 and her mother, Hannah Denison, was 38. She married Capt Simeon Edgerton Sr on 23 November 1758, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 17 October 1821, in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Capt Simeon Edgerton Sr
Abiah Hough
Marriage: 23 November 1758
Jedediah Edgerton
Jacob E. Edgerton
Lydia Edgerton
Elizabeth Edgerton
Hannah Edgerton
Abiah Edgerton
Esther Edgerton
Martha Polly Edgerton
Sarah Edgerton
Simeon Edgerton III
John Edgerton
Sarah Edgerton
Philena Edgerton
David Edgerton
David Edgerton

Spouse and Children

23 November 1758
Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 39

"""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 44

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

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hōh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire.2 Irish (County Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Miah in entry for Sarah Edgerton, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Miah in entry for Easter Edgerton, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abiah Hough, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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