Abigail Ford 2

1 December 1713–from 1757 to 1766 (Age 43)
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Ford 2 was born on 1 December 1713, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Ford II, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth HAMMOND, was 41. She married Charles Bowers on 25 October 1739, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died from 1757 to 1766, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Charles Bowers
1716–1770
Abigail Ford 2
1713–1766
Marriage: 25 October 1739
Mary Bowers
1741–1741
Jonathan Bowers
1743–
Charles Bowers
1754–
Mary Bowers
1745–
Abigail Bowers
1747–
Stephen Bowers
1757–

Spouse and Children

    Charles Bowers

    Male1716–1770Male

    Female1713–1766Female

MARRIAGE
25 October 1739
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

    Mary Bowers

    Female1741–1741Female

    Jonathan Bowers

    Male1743–Male

    Female1745–Female

    Abigail Bowers

    Female1747–Female

    Charles Bowers

    Male1754–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Bowers in entry for Jonathan Bowers, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"
  • Abigail Ford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigail Ford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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