Abigail King Lawrence

1789–6 January 1834 (Age 45)
Brooksville, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Abigail King

When Abigail King Lawrence was born in 1789, in Brooksville, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Rogers Lawrence, was 25 and her mother, Frances Hancock, was 22. She married John Thurston on 3 January 1827, in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 6 January 1834, in her hometown, at the age of 45.

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John Thurston
Abigail King Lawrence
Marriage: 3 January 1827
David Thurston
Margaret Thurston
John Rogers Thurston
William Thurston

Spouse and Children

3 January 1827
Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1790: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States

Age 14

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Laurence, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Abigal Lawrence in entry for John Rogers Thurston, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • Abigail K in entry for John Rogers Thurston and Caroline A W Storey, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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