Abigail Blood

19 January 1757–24 September 1810 (Age 53)
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Blood was born on 19 January 1757, in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaiah Blood, was 36 and her mother, Martha Thompson, was 33. She married Moses Dresser on 30 December 1776, in Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 24 September 1810, in her hometown, at the age of 53, and was buried in Dresser Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Moses Dresser
Abigail Blood
Marriage: 30 December 1776
Martha Dresser
Abigail Dresser
Asenath Dresser
Sceane Dresser
Doritha Dresser
Daniel Dresser
Chester Dresser

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30 December 1776
Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 19

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

Age 19

"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."""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 29

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: evidently from Old English blōd ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’ ( see Lloyd ).

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

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  • Abigil Blood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Blood, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Abigail Dresser, "Find A Grave Index"

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