Abigail Durkee

about 1815–October 1896 (Age 81)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Abigail

Abigail Durkee was born about 1815, in Nova Scotia, Canada as the daughter of ?Robert Durkee and ?. She married Josiah Cann on 12 November 1840, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Carleton, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. She died in October 1896, in South Ohio, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in South Ohio, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Cann
Abigail Durkee
Marriage: 12 November 1840
Cynthia Ellen Cann
Elizabeth Mary Cann
Frances A Cann
Eliza Anne Cann
Sarah Jane Cann
Harriet Edna Cann
Wealthy Eva Cann
Charles Edwin F Cann
Carrie Jane Cann

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1840Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    Age 8
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    Age 54
    Age 56
    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: perhaps a late pet form in Scotland of Durkin . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.History: The name was brought to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by William Durgy, who was born in Ireland c. 1632. He arrived from Barbados on November 9, 1663, as the indentured servant of Thomas Bishop.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Abigail Cann in household of Josiah Cann, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Abigail in entry for Charles E Cann, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
    • Abigal Cann in entry for Sara J Cann, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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