Abigail Royce

24 May 1778–9 March 1847 (Age 68)
West Claremont, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Royce was born on 24 May 1778, in West Claremont, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Hezekiah Royce Sr, was 38 and her mother, Lois Damon, was 34. She married Thomas Farrand on 29 March 1804, in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 March 1847, in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68.

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Thomas Farrand
Abigail Royce
Marriage: 29 March 1804
Royce Farrand
Nellie Meehan Farrand
Hamilton Farrand
Strong Farrand
Lester Thomas Farrand
Luthera A Farrand
Lucretia Farrand
Alonzo Allen Farrand
Mary C. Farrand

Spouse and Children

29 March 1804
Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

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.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 13

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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

1 English: from the medieval female personal name Royse, also found in the spelling Rose and popularly associated with the flower, but in fact originally from a Germanic personal name. This is recorded in Domesday Book in the form Rothais and is composed of the elements hrōd ‘renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind’, ‘sort’.2 Americanized spelling of German Reuss .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigal Ferrand in entry for Boyce Ferrand, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Abigal in entry for Alonzo A Farrand, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Abigal in entry for Royce Farrand, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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