Abigail Keyes

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Keyes was born on 26 December 1743, in Boylston Center, Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Keyes, was 11740 and her mother, Abigail Livermore, was 28. She married Captain William Adrian Hawkins on 8 October 1766, in Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 February 1813, in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Baileys Mills Cemetery, Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain William Adrian Hawkins
1742–1817
Abigail Keyes
1743–1813
Marriage: 8 October 1766
Abigail Hawkins
1767–
Alice Hawkins
about 1779–1788
Martha Hawkins
1769–1860
Mary Hawkins
1771–1852
William Lewis Hawkins
1773–1875
Captain George Washington Hawkins
1781–1843
Horatio Gates Hawkins
1782–1861
John S. Hawkins
1785–1870

Sources (21)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail Keyes - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Abigail Keyes
  • Abigail Keys, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abigail Keyes Hawkins, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1764

Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list.

1776

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

1781 · The First Constitution

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

English, Irish and Scottish: variant of Kay , of various origins, mostly, with excrescent -s.

English (of Norman origin): in some cases, possibly a variant of Guise, a habitational name from Guise in Aisne, Picardy.

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

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