Abigail Denison

2 December 1708–24 May 1776 (Age 67)
North Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Denison was born on 2 December 1708, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, William Denison, was 31 and her mother, Mary Avery, was 28. She married Capt. Roger Billings on 20 July 1729, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 May 1776, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rixtown Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Capt. Roger Billings
Abigail Denison
Marriage: 20 July 1729
Abigail Billings
John Billings
Capt. William Billings
Roger Billings
Peleg Billings
Dorothy Billings
Benjamin Billings
Capt. Henry Billings
Roger Billings
Sebra Billings
Mary Billings

Spouse and Children

20 July 1729
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America



    John Billings


    Capt. William Billings


    Roger Billings



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World Events (2)


Age 68

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

Age 68

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis .2 Possibly an Americanized form of cognates in other languages, for example Russian Denisov, from Denis, or Ukrainian Denysevich, from Denys.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Billing, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Billings, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Abegail Denison, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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