Abigail Kennard

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Kennard was born on 22 March 1786, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Kennard, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Downing, was 33. She married John Sherwood on 3 April 1826, in Lancaster Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jackson Township, Perry, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 8 August 1858, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bremen, Rush Creek Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States.

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Jesse Cook
Abigail Kennard
Zebulon Cook
John Cook
Abram Cook
James B. Cook
Levi Cook

Sources (4)

  • Abagail Sherwood in household of John Sherwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abigail Cook, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"
  • Abigail Kennard Sherwood, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Kent): variant of Kenward or Kinnard , or perhaps Kenwood, a habitational name from Kenwood in Kenton (Devon).

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

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