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Abigail Hills (Wheeler)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Wheeler, of Newbury and Sarah Wheeler
Wife of Sgt. Samuel Hills
Mother of Samuel Hills; Joseph Hills; Nathaniel Hills; Benjamin Hills, Sr; Abigail Hills and 9 others
Sister of Sarah Hopkinson; John Wheeler; Jonathan Wheeler; Nathan Wheeler; Lydia Kelly and 5 others

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About Abigail Hills (Wheeler)

Abigail Wheeler

  • Birth: Feb 2 1656 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Parents: David Wheeler, Sarah Wise
  • Husband: Samuel Hills
  • Death: Apr 13 1742 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

Married

  1. 20 May 1679 in Newbury, Essex Co., MA to Samuel Hills. He was the son of Joseph Hills Jr. & Hannah Smith.

Children:

  • Nathaniel, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, Abigail, Henry, William, Josiah, John, Abigail, James, Hannah, Daniel, Smith.

Notes

Probably from the book The Hills Family in America.

Text: ....Abigail Wheeler, b. Newbury, Feb 2, 1655: d. Newbury, April 13, 1742. She was daughter of David and Sarah (Wise) Wheeler, of Newbury (son of John), b. Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng. 1625, came to New England in the Confidence," 1638. {See Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Edition 1897, pages 253,254.}

Comments

Sept 2013

Effected by Vandalism, Jul 28, 2013; merged with Lydia Wheeler; Catherine Wife; Mary (Wheeler) Brown; Elizabeth Perkins; Lydia (Perkins) Wardell; Mary Lydia (Wheeler) Brown; Corrected.

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Links

Sources

  1. Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America (1914).  By Albert Gallatin Wheeler.  page 396
  2. William Sanford Hills. The Hills family in America; the ancestry and descendants of William Hills, the English emigrant to New England in 1632; of Joseph Hills, the English emigrant to New England in 1638, and of the great-grandsons of Robert Hills, of the parish of Wye, county of Kent, England, emigrants to New England 1. (page 25 of 72)
  3. Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, ... Vol. 1 Pg.481

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  • The genealogical and encyclopedic history of the Wheeler family in America (1914)
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalency00whee
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/394/mode/1up
  • 5400. JOHN WHEELER. He is said to have been born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and to have sailed for America on March 24, 1633-34 in the ship "Mary and John," bringing his wife Ann and six children and leaving four sons in England. He spent the first year of his residence at Aggawam (now Ipswich), Mass. The following year he removed to the settlement on the north bank of the Merrimac River that was called Salisbury after 1640, and as one of its original proprietors, in 1641 he received land there which he still held and paid tax on as late as 1653, notwithstanding he had removed to Newbury, Mass., before 1650. He died at Newbury, Aug. 29, 1670, aged 52, and his wife Ann died there Aug. 15, 1662.
    • Will of John Wheeler. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/395/mode/1up
  • Children:
    • .... etc.
    • 5401. DAVID WHEELER.
    • 5402. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/396/mode/1up
  • 5401. DAVID WHEELER, son of John (5400) and Ann (-- -- ) Wheeler. He is stated to have been brought to America in the ship Confidence, sailing from Southampton, England, April 24, 1638, by a friend of his father. After his arrival he joined his father at Aggawam, and, probably with him, removed to Newbury, Mass., where he married May 11, 1650, Sarah Wise, daughter of Humphrey Wise. He removed to Rowley, Mass., before 1669. Children:
    • 5410. JOHN WHEELER, born Dec. 5, 1653; m. Mary -- --.
    • 5411. ABILGAIL WHEELER, born Feb. 2, 1655-6.
    • 5412. JONATHAN WHEELER, born Jan. 6, 1657.
    • 5413. NATHAN WHEELER, born Dec. 27, 1659.
    • 5414. LYDIA WHEELER, born May 7, 1662.
    • 5415. JETHRO WHEELER, born March 28, 1664.
    • 5416. WILLIAM WHEELER, born April 21, 1666.
    • 5417. BENJAMIN WHEELER, died between April 19, 1690, and Sept. 29, 1691.
    • 5418. JOSEPH WHEELER, born at Rowley, Mass., Sept. 15, 1669.
    • 5419. It is claimed that he also had a daughter, Sarah, who was his first child. It is very probable that she married March 29, 1675, John Spofford.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/397/mode/1up
  • 5411. ABIGAIL WHEELER, dau. of David (5401) and Sarah (Wise) Wheeler. Born Feb. 22, 1655-6; died April 13, 1742. Married May 20, 1679, Samuel Hills, who died Aug. 8, 1732, in his 81st year, son of Joseph Hills and Hannah (Smith) Mellons Hills. Chilren:
    • NATHANIEL HILLS, born Feb. 9, 1682; m. (Int.) Oct. 24, 1709, Anna Worm.
    • ABIGAIL HILLS, born Sept. 2, 1686; d. Aug. 11, 1688.
    • HENRY HILLS, born April 23, 1688.
    • WILLIAM HILLS, born Oct. 8, 1689; m. (Int.) Jan. 31, 1712-13, Ann Kelle.
    • JOSIAH HILLS, born July 27, 1691; probably m. Sept. 30, 1718, Mary Bartlet.
    • ABIGAIL HILLS, born June 27, 1695; probably m. Dec. 26, 1723, Joseph Brown.
    • DANIEL HILLS, born Dec. 8, 1700.

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  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=kFoLBC2TwFYC&pg=PA738&lpg=PA738&dq=John+Parker+1668&source=bl&ots=7YklZvLIrL&sig=MSgNLZs4BMK8mfT3tgLA_NqYk6M&hl=en&ei=6YiBTdbeJ5G-sQOOsJH6AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CEIQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=Hill&f=false
  • Pg. 905-908
  • (I) Joseph Hills, the immigrant, was born in the parish of Great Burstead, Essex county, England, and was baptized there in March, 1602. His father was son of George Hills, who married Mary Simonds, of Billericay, Essex, England, widow of William Simonds of Billericay, tanner. Their marriage license bears date October 13, 1596, at which time George Hills did not use the final "s" in his surname. It first appears as Hills in the records in February, 1608, and perhaps was so written by some new vicar who had charge of the parish books.
  • Joseph Hills married Rose Clark, at Great Burstead, July 22, 1624. They removed with several children to Maldon, Essex, where John, Steven and Sarah were born. In 1638 he became a stockholder or "undertaker" in the ship "Susan and Ellen," in which he sailed with is family for Boston, arriving there July 17, 1638. He settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts, and in 1644 he was made a selectman there, in 1646 was in the general court and in the next year was elected speaker. He lived on the Mystic side of Charlestown, in the part that became Malden, which was named from Mr. Hills' old home in England. . . . . It is of interest to note that John Waite, who succeeded him, was representaive for nineteen years and that he was his son-in-law. . . .
  • His wife Rose, whom he married in England before he came to America, died in Malden March 24, 1650. He married second, June 24, 1651, Hannah Smith, widow of Edward Mellows, and who died about 1655. His third marriage, in January, 1656, to Helen (Ellina or Eleanor) Atkinson, daughter of Hugh Atkinson of Kendall, Westmoreland, England, was attended with some unusual . . . . . His third wife died January 6, 1663, and he married, March 8, 1665, at Newbury, Massachusetts, Anne Lunt, widow of Henry Lunt, and lived at her house in Newbury during the remainder of his life. She was born about 1621, probably in England. . . . . He became totally blind in 1678. He died at Newbury, February 5, 1688, aged about eighty-six years. He was the father of fifteen children: 1. Mary, baptized at Great Burstead, England, November 13, 1625, died in Malden, Massachusetts, November 25, 1674. 2. Elizabeth, baptized at Great Burstead, October 21, 1627. 3. Joseph, baptized at Great Burstead, August 2, 1629, died young. 4. James, baptized at Great Burstead, March 6, 1631, died young. 5. John, baptized Great Burstead, March 21 1632, died in Malden, July 28, 1652. 6. Rebecca, baptized at Maldon, England, April 20, 1634, died at Malden, Masschusetts, June 16, 1674. 7. Steven, baptized Maldon, May 1, 1636, died there before 1638. 8. Sarah, baptized at Maldon August 14, 1637, died there same day. 9. Gershom, born at Charlestown, Massachusetts, July 27, 1639, died at Malden between 1710 and 1720. 10. Mehitable, born at Malden, January 1, 1641, died there in July 1652. 11. Samuel, born at Malden, July, 1652. 12. Nathaniel, born Malden, December 19, 1653, died there 1664. 13. Hannah, born at Malden. 14. Deborah, born Malden, March, 1657, died there October 1, 1662. 15. Abigail, born Malden, October 6, 1658, died there October 9, 1662.
  • (II) Samuel Hills, son of Joseph Hills, the immigrant, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, in July, 1652, and died at Newbury, Massachusetts, August 18, 1732. He was . . . . He married at Newbury, Massachusetts, Abigail, daughter of David and Sarah (Wise) Wheeler, of Newbury. David was a son of John Wheeler, who was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in 1625, and came to New England in the "Confidence" in 1638. He married Sarah Wise, May 11, 1650. Abigail Hills died April 13, 1742. Children of Samuel and Abigail (Wheeler) HIlls: 1. Samuel, born February 16, 1680, died at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, July 27, 1732. 2. Joseph, born July 21, 1681, died at Newbury, Massachusetts, November 6, 1745. 3. Nathaniel, born February 9, 1683, died at Hudson, New Hampshire, April 12, 1748. 4. Benjamin, born October 16, 1684, died at Chester, New Hampshire, November 3, 1762. 5. Abigail, born September 2, 1686, died at Newbury, August 11, 1688. 6. Henry, born April 23, 1688, died at Hudson, New Hampshire, August 20, 1757. 7. William, born October 8, 1689, died at Newbury, before January 20, 1724. 8. Josiah, born July 27, 1691, died at Newbury, April 26, 1726. 9. John, born September 20, 1693, died after 1734. 10. Abigail, born June 27, 1695. 11. James, twin, born February 26, 1697. 12. Hannah, twin with James, born February 26, 1697. 13. Daniel, born December 8, 1700, removed from Nottingham West to Halifax, Nova Scotia, about 1754. 14. Smith.
  • (III) Smith Hills, youngest child of Samuel and Abigail (Wheeler) Hills, was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, April 10, 1706, and died at Leominster, Massachusetts, August 23, 1786. He married first, at Newbury, October 14, 1730, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Goodrich) Sawyer. Samuel Sawyer was son of Samuel Sawyer and Mary Emery, his wife, and grandson of William Sawyer, who came from England. Mary Sawyer, wife of Smith Hills, was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, October 3, 1712, and died there July 24, 1744. Smith Hills married second (published January 12, 1745), in Newbury, Rachel Lowe, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Riggs) Lowe, of Ispwich, Massachusetts. She was born November 29, 1725, and died at Leominster, Massachusetts, June 1, 1819. He had twenty children, seven by the fist wife and thirteen by the second, of whom all but the four youngest were born at Newbury; they were born at Leominster, where Smith Hills was one of the early settlers. Children of Smith Hills: 1. Abigail, born October 27, 1731. 2. Judith, born June 4, 1733; married Isaac Foster. 3. Mary or Molly, born July 31, 1735, died December 26, 1805. 4. Hannah, born October 31, 1737; married ___ Bartlett. 5. Samuel, born October 1, 1739. 6. An infant. 7. Martha, born May 19, 1743. 8. Nathaniel, born June 4, 1745, died in West Newbury, September 29, 1832. 9. Ruth, born September 13, 1747, died August 26, 1803. 10 Rebecca, born October 25, 1749, died young. 11. Obadiah, born Newbury, August 23, 1751, died at Rowley, June 22, 1825. 12. Rachel, born November 10, 1753. 13. John, born May 2, 1756. 14. Rebecca, twin, born July 14, 1758. 15. Silas, twin with Rebecca, born July 14, 1758, probably died young. 16. Silas, born September 4, 1760, died January 8, 1855. 17. Smith, born Leominster, September 30, 1763, died at Leominster, September29, 1816. 18. Huldah, born February 1, 1766, died at Leominster, August 30, 1851. 19. Judith, born 1768, died at Leominster, March 15, 1851. 20 Betsey, died May 31, 1799. .... etc.

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Abigail Hills's Timeline

1656
February 2, 1656
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1670
September 4, 1670
Age 14
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1679
May 20, 1679
Age 23
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1680
February 16, 1680
Age 24
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
July 1, 1680
Age 24
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1681
July 21, 1681
Age 25
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
1683
February 9, 1683
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
1684
October 2, 1684
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
1685
June 4, 1685
Age 29
Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusettes
1686
September 2, 1686
Age 30
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America