Abigail Harding

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

The Life 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 and 1 daughter. She died on 10 August 1796, at the age of 88, and was buried in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zacceheus Rich
1704–1786
Abigail Harding
1708–1796
Marriage: 4 August 1757
Elisha Rich
1758–1796
Priscilla Rich
1762–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 August 1757
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(2)

    Elisha Rich

    Male1758–1796Male

    Priscilla Rich

    Female1762–Female

World Events (2)

1776

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

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. 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.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Harding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail in entry for Priscilla Rich, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigail in entry for Elisha Rich, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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