Abigail Way

1 February 1754–15 July 1772 (Age 18)
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Way was born on 1 February 1754, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of John David Way. She married Col Robert Johnston about 1771. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 15 July 1772, in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col Robert Johnston
1738–1824
Abigail Way
1754–1772
Marriage: about 1771
Colonel Cyrus Johnston
1772–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1771
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    John David Way

    MaleMale

siblings

(4)

    Female1747–1830Female

    John Way

    Male1748–1813Male

    Female1751–Female

    Female1754–1772Female

Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern): topographic name for someone who lived near a road or path, Old English weg (cognate with Old Norse vegr, Old High German weg), or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word, as for example any of the places called Way or Waye, in Devon.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Johnston, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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