Abel Tibbals

4 March 1750–6 April 1822 (Age 72)
Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abel

When Abel Tibbals was born on 4 March 1750, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abner Tibbals, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Crittenden, was 31. He married Jane Kelsey on 7 October 1776, in Durham, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 April 1822, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72.

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Abel Tibbals
Jane Kelsey
Marriage: 7 October 1776
Anna Tibbals
Hannah Tibbals
Ozias Tibbals
Nathan Tibbals

Spouse and Children

7 October 1776
Durham, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 31

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 37

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the common medieval personal name Tebald, Tibalt ( see Theobald ).

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

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Research Notes

On March 18, 1750, Abel was Baptized privately by Reverend Nathanial Chauncey because of a swelling on his head which endangered it. On Nov. 24, 1777 he took the oath of fidelity to the State of Con …

Sources (3)

  • Tibbals in entry for Ann Alvord, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Tibbals in entry for Jane Kelsey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Tibbals in entry for Hannah Tibbals, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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