Abagail Dexter

12 April 1767–2 April 1812 (Age 44)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Abagail

When Abagail Dexter was born on 12 April 1767, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Edward Dexter, was 35 and her mother, Mercy Arnold, was 28. She married Ephraim Comstock on 20 February 1791, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 April 1812, in her hometown, at the age of 44, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Ephraim Comstock
Abagail Dexter
Marriage: 20 February 1791
Abby Dexter Comstock
Ephraim Comstock
Edward Dexter Comstock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1791Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 9
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1780 · French Occupy Newport
    Age 13
    During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dexter(e), dei(gh)ester, deyster ‘dyer’ (Old English deaʒestre, deʒ(e)stre). The word originally denoted a female dyer, but came to be used for dyers of both sexes. Compare Dyer .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Abigail Dexter in entry for Abby Dexter, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Abigail Dexter, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
    • Abigail Dexter, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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