Abigail Harding

about 1708–10 August 1796 (Age 88)
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

Abigail Harding was born about 1708, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She married Zacceheus Rich on 4 August 1757, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 10 August 1796, at the age of 88, and was buried in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Zacceheus Rich
Abigail Harding
Marriage: 4 August 1757
Elisha Rich

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1757Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children


    World Events (2)

    Age 68
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 68
    """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."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Harding (Old English Hearding, literally ‘the hard one’ a derivative of Old English heard ‘hard, harsh, strong, firm, brave’). The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, or a habitational name from a farm named Harding, of the same etymology.History: Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923), the 29th president of the US, was born on a farm in OH, of English and Scottish stock on his father's side. Early American bearers of this very common name include Joseph Harding who died at Plymouth in 1633. His great-great grandson Seth was a naval officer during the American Revolution.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Abigail in entry for Priscilla Rich, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Abigail Harding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Abigail Treat Rich, "Find A Grave Index"

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