Abigail Burrows

about 1754–
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Burrows was born about 1754, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Burrows, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca or Rebeckah BIRGE, was 29.

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John Burrows
1724–
Rebecca or Rebeckah BIRGE
1725–
Amos Burrows
1746–
John Burras
1747–
Abigail Burrows
1754–
Isaac Burrows
1761–
Abigail Burrows
1766–1852
Amos Burrows
Ruth Burras
1751–
Lydia Burrows
1753–
Daniel Burrows
1755–1828

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 22

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

Age 22

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ ( see Berg ). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English būr ‘bower’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

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