Abigail Boardman

3 September 1717–15 February 1795 (Age 77)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Boardman was born on 3 September 1717, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Bordman, was 49 and her mother, Mehitabel Cadwell, was 38. She married Josiah Wright on 15 May 1735, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 February 1795, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Josiah Wright
Abigail Boardman
Marriage: 15 May 1735
Jonathan Wright
Josiah Wright Jr.
Silence Wright
Samuel Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Lydia Wright
Elias Wright
Justus Wright
Solomon Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Abigail Wright

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15 May 1735
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 59

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

Age 59

"""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 64

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

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage ( see Board ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Bordman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail in entry for Abigail Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail in entry for Elizabeth Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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