Abigail Melba Parkhurst

1819–1887 (Age 68)
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail Melba

When Abigail Melba Parkhurst was born on 10 January 1819, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Otis Parkhurst, was 37 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 31. She married Rev. Joseph Smith on 23 March 1843. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. She died on 17 May 1887, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Abigail Melba Parkhurst
Rev. Joseph Smith
Marriage: 23 March 1843
Francis L Smith
Albert H. Smith
Martha A. Smith
Harris C. Smith
George P. Smith

Spouse & Children

23 March 1843


  • Francis L Smith


  • Albert H. Smith


  • Martha A. Smith


  • Harris C. Smith


  • George P. Smith


Parents & Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 16

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 22

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Parkhurst, for example in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Abigail M Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Abigail M Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Abby P Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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