Abigail Denison

1732–after 1794 (Age 62)
Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Denison was born in 1732, in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jabez Denison Sr., was 34 and her mother, Dorothy Emerson Cogswell, was 40. She married Daniel Ely Jr. in 1747. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died after 1794, at the age of 63.

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Daniel Ely Jr.
Abigail Denison
Marriage: 1747
Daniel Ely
Lucy Ely
Jabez Ely
Hannah Ely
Abigail Ely
Hannah Ely
Anna Ely
Richard Denison Ely
Lucretia Ely

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Age 44

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

Age 44

"""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 49

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: 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Denison in entry for Hannah, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Denison in entry for Hannah, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Denison in entry for Hannah, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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