Abigail Vaughan

about 1760–
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Vaughan was born about 1760, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Samuel Vaughan, was 54 and her mother, Anna Bailey, was 44. She married Edward Peirce on 10 October 1771, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Abigail Vaughan
Marriage: after 1778

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after 1778
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 16

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.

Age 31

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

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  • Abigal Vaughan, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Abigail Vaughn, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

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