Abigail Cushing

15 December 1810–21 October 1842 (Age 31)
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Cushing was born on 15 December 1810, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Cushing, was 25 and her mother, Celia Bates, was 25. She married Abner Holbrook on 12 July 1831, in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 21 October 1842, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abner Holbrook
Abigail Cushing
Marriage: 12 July 1831
Alanson Augustus Holbrook
Melvina Frances Holbrook
Abner Holbrook

Spouse and Children

    Abner Holbrook



12 July 1831
Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Celia Bates




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World Events (7)


Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 9

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cousin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for James B. Pratt and Malvina H. Holbrook, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail in entry for Abner Holbrook, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigail Cushing, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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