Abel Childs

9 November 1757–17 May 1807 (Age 49)
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abel

When Abel Childs was born on 9 November 1757, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Josiah Child, was 28 and his mother, Experience Read, was 23. He married Hannah Eaton in 1781, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1757. He died on 17 May 1807, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49.

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Abel Childs
Hannah Eaton
Marriage: 1781
Asahel Childs
Asechel Childs
Windsor Childs
Pida Childs
David Childs
Phebe Child
Noah Childs
Ann Childs
Patty Childs
Nathan Childs
Martha Child
Mary Childs
Curtis Childs
Abel Childs

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Eaton


Massachusetts, United States


+9 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 19

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

Age 19

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 29

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abel in entry for Curtis Childs, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Abel Child in entry for Hannah Child, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Abel Childs in entry for Asechel Childs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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