Abigail Wilson

16 May 1755–
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Wilson was born on 16 May 1755, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Wilson III, was 36 and her mother, Lydia Vinton, was 31. She married Jabez Hamilton on 1 October 1778, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jabez Hamilton
1747–
Abigail Wilson
1755–
Marriage: 1 October 1778

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1778
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Willson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail Willson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Book - The Vinton Memorial Comprising a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn 1648

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