Abigail Ashley

6 June 1744–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Ashley was born on 6 June 1744, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Ashley, was 27 and her mother, Thankful Parsons, was 20.

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Jesse Clark
Abigail Ashley
1744–

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1776

Age 32

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

Age 32

"""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."""""""
1808

Age 64

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for Charles Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Clark in entry for Olivia Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail Clark in entry for Mary Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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