Abigail Simmons

24 May 1753–6 November 1807 (Age 54)
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Simmons was born on 24 May 1753, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ichabod Simmons, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Soule, was 33. She married John Barton on 24 August 1784, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died on 6 November 1807, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54.

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John Barton
Abigail Simmons
Marriage: 24 August 1784
George Washington Bartin
John Douglass Bartin
Jedediah Simmons Barton
Anderson Bartin
Matthew Barton

Spouse and Children

    John Barton



24 August 1784
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    George Washington Bartin


    John Douglass Bartin


    Jedediah Simmons Barton


    Anderson Bartin


    Matthew Barton


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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 23

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 30

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon ( see Simon ) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for John, Sr. Bartin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Betsey Parise, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Simmons, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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