Abigail Hathaway

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Hathaway was born about 1723, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Hathaway, was 26 and her mother, Alice Strange, was 30. She married Lot Strange III on 22 February 1745, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 5 January 1790, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fox Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Moses Nichols
Abigail Hathaway
Marriage: 15 October 1748
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  • Abigail Hathaway, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Abigail Hathaway Nichols, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abigail Strange, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning


from the Middle English personal name Hatewi (Old English Heathuwīg), or from ancient Germanic Hathuwic, Hadewic, all ‘war’ + ‘war, battle’.

topographic name for someone who lived at or near a road across a heath, from Middle English he(a)th ‘heath’ + wei(e) ‘way’ (Old English hǣth + weg).

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

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