Abigail Brooks

Female16 September 1776–2 September 1857

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Brooks was born on 16 September 1776, in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Brooks, was 27 and her mother, Patience White, was 22. She married Reuben Bigelow in October 1796, in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 2 September 1857, in Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Cemetery, Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Bigelow
Abigail Brooks
Marriage: October 1796
Abigail Bigelow
Susan Bigelow
Lucinda Brooks Bigelow
Deborah Knowlton Bigelow
Damietta Pitman Bigelow
Dr. Reuben Miles Bigelow
Eliza Richardson Bigelow
Laura Porter Bigelow
Orilla Alden Bigelow
Caroline Eliza Bigelow
Dr. Frederick Orlando Bigelow
Dr. Asa Bigelow

Sources (12)

  • Abigail Bigelow in household of Aaron Burton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nabby Brooks, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigail Brooks, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1796Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 5

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 7

    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.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 24

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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