Abigail Stowe

FemaleNovember 1721–4 June 1790

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Stowe was born in November 1721, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Stow, was 40 and her mother, Esther Mould, was 40. She married Reuben Shaler on 12 November 1741, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 June 1790, in her hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Reuben Shaler
Abigail Stowe
Marriage: 12 November 1741
Miss Shaler
Reuben Shailer
Lucy Shailer
Nathaniel Mould Shaler

Sources (12)

  • Abigail Stow, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abigail Stow, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Abigail Stow Shaler, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    12 November 1741Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 55

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


    Age 64

    DLESEX COUNTY was incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed at the May session, 1785, and at that time consisted of six towns. Of these, Mifldletown, Chatham, Haddam, and East Haddam were taken from the county of Hartford, and Saybrook and Killingworth from New London coun

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Stow or Stowe, all named with Old English stow ‘place, holy place, assembly place’ (a word akin to stoc; see Stoke ). In a few cases the surname appears to be topographic, denoting someone who lived by a church or monastery, from Middle English stow(e) ‘holy place, church, monastery’. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 司徒, see Situ .

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

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