Abby Sears Hedge

23 January 1836–12 December 1912 (Age 76)
United States

The Life of Abby Sears

When Abby Sears Hedge was born on 23 January 1836, in United States, her father, John Hedge, was 38 and her mother, Abigail (Nabby) Sears, was 38. She married Joseph Crosby Howes on 1 March 1855, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 12 December 1912, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Crosby Howes
Abby Sears Hedge
Marriage: 1 March 1855
Nathan Anson Howes
John Silas Howes
Lydia A. Howes
Elizabeth Lowe Howes
Lucie J Howes
Hettie H. Howes
Hitty Hedge Howes

Spouse and Children

1 March 1855
Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    Nathan Anson Howes


    John Silas Howes


    Lydia A. Howes




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 27

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hedge, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Abbie S. in entry for Lizzie L. Howes, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Abbie Howes in entry for John L. Hillman and Lizzie L. Howes, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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