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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Charles Bowers
Abigail Ford 2
Marriage: 25 October 1739
Mary Bowers
Jonathan Bowers
Charles Bowers
Mary Bowers
Abigail Bowers
Stephen Bowers

Spouse and Children

    Charles Bowers



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


    Mary Bowers


    Jonathan Bowers



    Abigail Bowers


    Charles Bowers


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+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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