Abigail

–1830
Illinois, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail was born in Illinois, United States as the daughter of John Murdock and Frances Conklin. She married Elisha Lee on 4 October 1761. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, and was buried in New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Lee
1740–1815
Abigail
–1830
Marriage: 4 October 1761
Phebe Lee
1762–1835
Elisha Lee Jr
1764–1848
John Allen Murdock Lee
1766–1829
Enoch Lee
1768–
James M Lee
1770–
Jonathan Lee
1772–1844
George Washington Lee
1775–1850
Frances 'Fanny' Lee
1781–1813
Richard Lee
1783–1819
Abigail Lee
1786–1877

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1761
Saybrook, Middlesex, Conn.
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

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World Events (4)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

New York is the 11th state.
1818

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, meaning ‘father of exaltation’ in Hebrew, borne by one of King David's wives, who had earlier been married to Nabal (1 Samuel 25:3), and by the mother of Absalom's captain Amasa (2 Samuel 1:25). The name first came into general use in Britain in the 16th century, under Puritan influence. It was a common name in literature for a lady's maid, for example in Beaumont and Fletcher's play The Scornful Lady ( 1616 ). The biblical Abigail refers to herself as ‘thy servant’ in addressing King David. In Ireland this name has traditionally been used as an Anglicized form of Gobnat , although the reasons for this are not clear. It was popular in the 17th century, especially among Puritans and Nonconformists, and has again enjoyed considerable favour since the 1990s.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for John Murdock Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail in entry for Abigail Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail in entry for Phebe Lee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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