Abigail Drake

3 August 1761–before 5 October 1789 (Age 28)
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Drake was born on 3 August 1761, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel Drake, was 43 and her mother, Esther Hobbs, was 41. She married John Jenness about 1787, in Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died before 5 October 1789, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

John Jenness
Abigail Drake
Marriage: about 1787
Samuel Jenness

Spouse and Children

about 1787
Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


    Samuel Jenness


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 15

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ ( see Dragon ).2 English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drāke ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.3 North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ ( see Drach 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for William Thomas Jenness, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abigail in entry for Joseph Jenness, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Abigail in entry for Betsey Jenness, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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