Abigail Bragg

1764–after about 1820 (Age 56)
Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Bragg was born in 1764, in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Abiel Bragg, was 34 and her mother, Abigail Wilson, was 35. She married Comfort Lewes on 1 February 1790, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died after about 1820, at the age of 57.

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Comfort Lewes
Abigail Bragg
Marriage: 1 February 1790
Abigail Lewis
Benjamin Lewis
Charles Lewis
Sally Lewis
Comfort Lewis
Esther Hester Lewis
Levi Lewis

Spouse and Children

1 February 1790
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful or lively person, from Middle English bragge ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’, ‘active’, also ‘brave’, ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nabby Bagg in entry for Comfort Lewis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Nabby Bagg, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Nabby Bagg, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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