Abel Prescott Wilkins

23 November 1776–17 September 1850 (Age 73)
Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abel Prescott

When Abel Prescott Wilkins was born on 23 November 1776, in Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Andrew Wilkins Sr., was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Prescott, was 29. He married Lucy Tenney on 11 May 1809, in Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newbury Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1840. He died on 17 September 1850, in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Chardon Municipal Cemetery, Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Abel Prescott Wilkins
Lucy Tenney
Marriage: 11 May 1809
Lucy Wilkins
Horace Wilkins
Abel Prescott Wilkins Jr.
Nancy Wilkens
Alden Wilkins
Daniel Tenney Wilkins
Susanna Wilkins
Maria Wilkins

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11 May 1809
Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 12

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abel P Wilkins, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Abel P Wilkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abel V Wilkins in entry for Susanna Wilkins, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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