Abigail Waterbury

12 May 1807–24 October 1861 (Age 54)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Waterbury was born on 12 May 1807, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Waterbury, was 36 and her mother, Keziah Weed, was 35. She died on 24 October 1861, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Moses Waterbury
Keziah Weed
Ebenezer Waterbury
Eliza Waterbury
Hannah Waterbury
Mary Waterbury
William Waterbury
Phebe Waterbury
Abigail Waterbury
Mariah Waterbury
Lewis C. Waterbury

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World Events (6)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin; perhaps from Waterperry in Oxfordshire, which is named with Old English pyrige ‘pear tree’, to which was later added Middle English water to distinguish it from nearby Woodperry.

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

Sources (3)

  • Abbey Waterbury in household of Hezia Waterbury, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abigail Waterbury in household of Moses Waterbury, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail Waterbury - Government record: birth-name: Abigail Waterbury

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