Abigail Buck

11 March 1724–
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Buck was born on 11 March 1724, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Isaac Buck, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Wright, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Buck
1693–1748
Elizabeth Wright
1693–
Elizabeth Buck
1719–
Samuel Buck
1722–1785
Abigail Buck
1724–
Justus Buck
1725–1794
Mehitabel Buck
1728–1770
Hannah Buck
1730–1811
Marianne Buck
1733–
Anna Buck
1735–1811

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 52

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

Age 52

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 57

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243 ) are clearly nicknames.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327 ), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English bōc).3 German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard ( see Burkhart ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Abigail Buck, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Buck, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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