Abagail Wentworth

8 November 1795–24 December 1866 (Age 71)
Berwick, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Abagail

When Abagail Wentworth was born on 8 November 1795, in Berwick, York, Maine, United States, her father, Jedediah Wentworth, was 47 and her mother, Shorey Hodgdon, was 45. She married Jonathan Spencer on 1 January 1820, in Lebanon, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 24 December 1866, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Spencer
Abagail Wentworth
Marriage: 1 January 1820
Daniel Wentworth Spencer
Mary E. Spencer
Lydia A Spencer
Nancy Fogg Spencer
Sophia H Spencer
Alvan Butler Spencer
John W. Spencer
Joseph Henry Spencer
Emily A. C. Spencer
Joseph Henry Spencer

Spouse and Children

1 January 1820
Lebanon, York, Maine, United States


    Daniel Wentworth Spencer


    Mary E. Spencer


    Lydia A Spencer


    Nancy Fogg Spencer


    Sophia H Spencer


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jedediah Wentworth





World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 9

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter. Compare Winterbottom .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abagail Spencer in household of Jonathan Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abigail Wentworth in entry for Mary E Grant, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Abigail Wentworth in entry for Nancy F Spencer, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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