Abigail Barnes

September 1780–25 July 1863 (Age 82)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Barnes was born in September 1780, in Rhode Island, United States as the daughter of Stephen Barnes and Eliza. She married Benjamin Walden from 1800 to 1805, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 July 1863, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Walden
Abigail Barnes
Marriage: from 1800 to 1805
Job Walden
Anna M. Walden
Arnold H. Walden
Lydia Walden
Benjamin Walden
Lucy M. Walden

Spouse and Children

from 1800 to 1805
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1790 · 13th State

Age 10

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

Age 23

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Walden in household of Benj Walden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abigail Walden in household of Benjamin Walden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abegail Walden in entry for Benjm. Jr. Walden and Emeline E. Stone, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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