Abiah Hough

Female11 February 1737–17 October 1821

Brief Life History of Abiah

When Abiah Hough was born on 11 February 1737, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Capt. John Hough Jr., 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 5 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

Sources (39)

  • Abiah Hough, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abiah Hough, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Abiah Hough Edgerton, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    23 November 1758Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 39

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


    Age 39

    Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list.

    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

    English (Lancashire and Cheshire): from Middle English hoʒ, Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land, ridge’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by such a feature, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Hough in Cheshire. This name has the same origin as Howe : Hough is from the nominative case (Old English hōh), while Howe from the dative singular. See also Howes .

    Irish: variant of Haugh .

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

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