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
1792–1854
Abagail Wentworth
1795–1866
Marriage: 1 January 1820
Daniel Wentworth Spencer
1820–1899
Mary E. Spencer
1822–1898
Lydia A Spencer
1824–1904
Nancy Fogg Spencer
1826–1904
Sophia H Spencer
1827–
Alvan Butler Spencer
1829–1917
John W. Spencer
1831–1915
Joseph Henry Spencer
1832–
Emily A. C. Spencer
1833–
Joseph Henry Spencer
1837–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1820
Lebanon, York, Maine, United States
children

(10)

    Daniel Wentworth Spencer

    Male1820–1899Male

    Mary E. Spencer

    Female1822–1898Female

    Lydia A Spencer

    Female1824–1904Female

    Nancy Fogg Spencer

    Female1826–1904Female

    Sophia H Spencer

    Female1827–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jedediah Wentworth

    Male1748–1821Male

    Female1750–1847Female

siblings

(3)

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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