Abigail Simmons

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Simmons was born on 24 May 1753, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ichabod Simmons, Sr., 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 Barton
John Douglass Bartin
Jedediah Simmons Barton
Anderson Bartin
Matthew P. Barton

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  • Vital Records of Duxbury, Mass to the Year 1850, Births.
  • Betsey Parise, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Bartin, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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 (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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