Betsey Abbey

19 August 1759–12 January 1829 (Age 69)
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Abbey was born on 19 August 1759, her father, Stephen Abbe, was 32 and her mother, Mary Forbes, was 30. She died on 12 January 1829, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Abbe
1727–1796
Mary Forbes
1728–1809
Mary Abbey
1750–1819
Eunice Abbe
1751–1796
Stephen Abbe
1753–1825
Anna Abbey
1755–1830
Hannah Abbey
1757–
Betsey Abbey
1759–1829
David Abbey
1761–1818
Dolly Abbe
1763–
Kate Abbe
1765–
Theodore Abbey
1766–1813
Russell Abbe
1769–1828
Jett Abbe
1774–1794

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsey Abbey, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Betsey Abbe, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Betsey Abbey, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"

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