Abigail Carew

1776–1858 (Age 81)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Carew was born on 4 August 1776, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Palmer Carew, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Chapman, was 37. She died on 27 May 1858, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abigail Carew
1776–1858
Weller

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  • Female1776–1858Female

  • Weller

    MaleMale

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 5

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: habitational name from any of various minor places in Wales, in particular one near Pembroke with a major castle, named from Welsh caer ‘fort’ + rhiw ‘hill’, ‘slope’.2 Cornish: from the cognate Cornish word kerrow (plural of ker ‘fort’), which occurs seven times as a place name in Cornwall.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Abigail C. Weller, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail C. Weller, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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