Abigail Finch

5 April 1755–about 1840 (Age 84)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Finch was born on 5 April 1755, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Finch, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Seeley, was 24. She married Dennis Hitt on 22 January 1773, in Van Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1840, at the age of 85.

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Dennis Hitt
Abigail Finch
Marriage: 22 January 1773
Henry H. Hitt
James F. Hitt
Pheobe Hitt
Isaac Hitt
Ephraim Finch Hitt

Spouse and Children

    Dennis Hitt



22 January 1773
Van Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 21

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

Age 21

"""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 26

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 from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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  • Abigail Hitt in entry for Ephraim F. Hitt, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Abigail Finch, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abigail Hitt in entry for Ephraim F. Hitt, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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