Abigail Sweetser

5 March 1708–21 February 1779 (Age 71)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Sweetser was born on 5 March 1708, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Wigglesworth Sweetser, was 30 and her mother, Ursula Cole, was 45. She died on 21 February 1779, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Wigglesworth Sweetser
Ursula Cole
Mary Sweetser
Rebecca Sweetser
Edward Sweetser
John Sweetser
Ebenezar Sweetser
Abigail Sweetser

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Age 68

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

Age 68

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a kindly master, from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’ + sire, sier ‘master’ (often used to address an older man).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schweitzer .

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

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  • Abigall Sweetsir, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail Sweetser, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigall Sweetsir, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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