Abigail Cowles

11 January 1765–
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Cowles was born on 11 January 1765, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Cowles, was 54 and her mother, Rebecca Johnson, was 41.

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Joseph Cowles
1710–1806
Rebecca Johnson
1723–1811
Abigail Cowles
1765–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 11

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

Age 11

"""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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 16

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Cole .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Abigail Cowls, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Cowls, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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