Abigail (Taylor) Williams

1735–1776 (Age 41)
Johnstown, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail (Taylor) Williams was born about 1735. She married Lt. John Cotton on 2 December 1761, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in April 1776, in Johnstown, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 41.

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Abigail (Taylor) Williams
Lt. John Cotton
Marriage: 2 December 1761
Hannah Cotton
Anna Cotton
Sarah Cotton
John Cotton
Lake Cotton

Spouse & Children

2 December 1761
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States


  • Female1763–1850Female

  • Anna Cotton


  • Sarah Cotton


  • Male1772–1863Male

  • Lake Cotton


World Events (2)


Age 41

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

Age 41

New York is the 11th state.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Abigail in entry for Sarah Cotton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail in entry for Luke Cotton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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