Abijah or Habijah Lovejoy

5 October 1740–29 December 1776 (Age 36)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abijah or Habijah

When Abijah or Habijah Lovejoy was born on 5 October 1740, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Lovejoy, was 49 and his mother, Susanna Corneille, was 44. He married Mercy Phippen about 1753, in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 December 1776, in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in North Westminster, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Abijah or Habijah Lovejoy
Mercy Phippen
Marriage: about 1753
John Lovejoy
Hannah Lovejoy
Betsy Lovejoy
Samuel Lovejoy
Joseph Lovejoy

Spouse and Children

about 1753
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Joshua Lovejoy


    Joshua Lovejoy


    Abiga Lovejoy


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World Events (2)


Age 36

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

Age 36

"""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: nickname from Middle English love(n), luve(n) ‘to love’ (Old English lufian) + Middle English joie ‘joy’ (Old French joie).

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

Sources (3)

  • Abijah Lovejoy, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Abijah Lovejoy, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Habijah Lovejoy, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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