Abigail Kelsey

14 January 1757–11 December 1835 (Age 78)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Kelsey was born on 14 January 1757, in Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Isaac Kelsey, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Bushnell, was 37. She married Allen Leete on 21 October 1779, in Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. She died on 11 December 1835, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 78.

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Allen Leete
1728–1783
Abigail Kelsey
1757–1835
Marriage: 21 October 1779

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 October 1779
Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 19

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Kelcey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Kelcey, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Abigail Buel, "Find A Grave Index"

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