Abel Pettibone Jr.

19 January 1772–2 January 1847 (Age 74)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abel

When Abel Pettibone Jr. was born on 19 January 1772, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt. Abel Pettibone, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Case, was 41. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary Woodruff Bronson. He died on 2 January 1847, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Abel Pettibone Jr.
Mary Woodruff Bronson
Freeman Pettibone

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 9

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 22

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of French Petitbon, a nickname composed of the elements petit ‘small’ + bon ‘good’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Abel Pettibone, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abel Pettibone, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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