Abigail Grover

8 April 1733–22 April 1793 (Age 60)
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Grover was born on 8 April 1733, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ephraim Grover, was 26 and her mother, Jemima Newland, was 25. She married William Fisher on 3 October 1753, in Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 22 April 1793, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 60.

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William Fisher
Abigail Grover
Marriage: 3 October 1753
Sarah Fisher
Rachel Fisher
Lois Fisher
Cynthia Fisher
William Fisher
Abigail Fisher

Spouse and Children

3 October 1753
Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 43

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

Age 43

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 48

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 North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’.2 Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber .3 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abgaiell Grover, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigal Grover, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigel Grover, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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