Abigail Ellery

Female24 February 1698–12 May 1726

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Ellery was born on 24 February 1698, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Benjamin Ellery, was 28 and her mother, Abigail Wilkins, was 19. She married George Wanton on 15 December 1715, in Trinity Church, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States in 1698. She died on 12 May 1726, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Common Ground Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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George Wanton
Abigail Ellery
Marriage: 15 December 1715
Elizabeth Wanton
Edward Wanton
Abigail Wanton
George Wanton
William Wanton

Sources (6)

  • Abigail Ellery, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Abigail Ellery, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Abigail Ellery Wanton, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    15 December 1715Trinity Church, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    Age 5

    The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as it was from June 22, 1703, when it created the counties of Providence Plantations and Rhode Island, to June 16, 1729, when Providence Plantations County was renamed Providence, Rhode Island County was renamed Newport, and Kings County was created from Providence.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Hillary .

    habitational name from Elleray in Windermere (Westmorland), probably from Old Norse elri ‘alder’ + vrá ‘nook’.


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

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