Abigail Waldron

4 April 1712–6 April 1789 (Age 77)
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Waldron was born on 4 April 1712, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Waldron, was 48 and her mother, Hannah Briggs, was 39. She married Gershom Williams on 2 August 1729, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 April 1789, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Gershom Williams
1706–1775
Abigail Waldron
1712–1789
Marriage: 2 August 1729
Gershom Williams
1730–1780
Abigail Williams
1732–
Simeon Williams
1735–1800
Hannah Williams
1737–1814
Ruth Williams
1739–1751
Lemuel Williams
1742–1780
Lieut Lemuel Williams
1742–1833
George Williams
1744–1802
David Williams
1746–
John Willams
1749–1780
Jonathan Williams
1751–1837

Spouse and Children

    Gershom Williams

    Male1706–1775Male

    Female1712–1789Female

MARRIAGE
2 August 1729
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

    Gershom Williams

    Male1730–1780Male

    Female1732–Female

    Simeon Williams

    Male1735–1800Male

    Hannah Williams

    Female1737–1814Female

    Ruth Williams

    Female1739–1751Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 64

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

Age 64

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English:1. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements walh ‘foreigner’ + hrafn ‘raven’. 2. habitational name from a place in Sussex named Waldron, from Old English w(e)ald ‘forest’ + ærn ‘house’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is now also common in Ireland, especially in Connacht.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigaill Waldron, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail Waldron, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abigaill Waldron, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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