Abigail King Lawrence

Female1789–6 January 1834

Brief Life History 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

Sources (7)

  • Abigail K. Lawrence, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Abigail Laurence, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Abigail K in entry for John Rogers Thurston and Caroline A W Storey, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1827Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    George Washington elected first president of United States.


    Age 0

    Historical Boundaries: 1789: 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, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian 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, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

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

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