Abigail Parker

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Parker was born on 22 August 1696, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Parker, was 40 and her mother, Abigail Lakin, was 29. She married Thomas Tarbell on 1 January 1716, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 24 June 1776, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 79, and was buried in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Tarbell
Abigail Parker
Marriage: 1 January 1716
Thomas Tarbell VI
Abigail Tarbell
Sarah Tarbell
Jonathan Tarbell
Eunis Tarbell
David Tarbell
Emma Tarbell
Solomon Tarbell
Esther Tarbell

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail Parker - birth: 23 October 1708; Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Abigail, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abigall Parker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

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

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