Abigail

Female–before 1850

Brief Life History of Abigail

Abigail was born in Connecticut, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Frederick C. Perring. She died before 1850, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick C. Perring
1779–
Abigail
–1850
Stephen C. Perring
1810–
John C. Perring
1817–
Lot Perring
1826–
Sol Perring
1827–
Abigail Perring
1811–1874
Lucinda Perring
1814–
Anna Perring
1819–1855
Frederick Perring
1823–1881

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    World Events (6)

    1776

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    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.

    1791

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, meaning ‘father of exaltation’ in Hebrew, borne by one of King David's wives, who had earlier been married to Nabal (1 Samuel 25:3), and by the mother of Absalom's captain Amasa (2 Samuel 1:25). The name first came into general use in Britain in the 16th century, under Puritan influence. It was a common name in literature for a lady's maid, for example in Beaumont and Fletcher's play The Scornful Lady ( 1616 ). The biblical Abigail refers to herself as ‘thy servant’ in addressing King David. In Ireland this name has traditionally been used as an Anglicized form of Gobnat , although the reasons for this are not clear. It was popular in the 17th century, especially among Puritans and Nonconformists, and has again enjoyed considerable favour since the 1990s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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