Abigail Miner

3 April 1740–
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Miner was born on 3 April 1740, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Clement Minor Sr., was 33 and her mother, Abigail Hempstead, was 28.

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Clement Minor Sr.
Abigail Hempstead
Esther Minor
Nathaniel Miner
Hempstead Minor
William Roe Minor
Daniel Miner
Clement Miner Jr
Abigail Miner
Mary Miner
Eunice Miner
Phebe Minor
Betty Miner
Betty Miner

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World Events (6)


Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 41

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 62

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Abigail Minor, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Minor, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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