Abigail Austin

1702–1799 (Age 97)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Austin was born on 12 February 1702, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Anthony Austin, was 33 and her mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 20. She married Thomas Smith Jr on 10 August 1724, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 14 November 1799, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Abigail Austin
1702–1799
Thomas Smith Jr
1690–1759
Marriage: 10 August 1724
Thomas Smith III
1725–1814
John Smith
1728–1817

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 August 1724
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

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siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 74

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

Age 74

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 79

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

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Abigail Smith in entry for Thomas Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Austin in entry for Thomas Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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