Abigail Williams

Female1764–29 November 1836

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Williams was born in 1764, her father, Joseph W. Williams, was 25 and her mother, Mary Joseph, was 23. She married Elisha Cooke in 1785, in Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 29 November 1836, in Hubbardton, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in East Hubbardton Cemetery, Hubbardton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Elisha Cooke
Abigail Williams
Marriage: 1785
Saftie Cook
Edward William Cook MD.
Joseph Cook
Alice Cook
Sally Cook
Sarah Cook
Polley Cook
Elisha Cook
Nancy Alta Cook
Ebenezer Cook
Elisha Cook
Abigail Weaver Cook
Abner Cook
Caroline Roxanne Cook

Sources (35)

  • Abigal Williams, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Abigail Williams Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abigail Cook, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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  • Marriage
    1785Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • Children (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 12

    """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 19

    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: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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