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Abiel Chauncy (Adams)

Also Known As: "Abial (Adams) Metcalfe"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: 1758 (72-73)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Mansfield City, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. William Adams and Alice Fitch
Wife of Rev. Joseph Metcalf; Rev. Joseph Metcalf, Sr and Rev. Isaac Chauncey
Mother of Elizabeth Lee; Abigail Metcalf; Abiel Fitch; Hannah Mestcalf, Twin; Margaret Alice Williams, Twin and 8 others
Sister of Elizabeth Niles; Alice Collins and William Adams, II
Half sister of Alice Collins; Abigail Dyer; Ebenezer Fitch; Daniel Fitch, Sr; John Fitch and 10 others

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About Abiel Chauncy

  • Abiel Adams Chauncey
  • Birth: Dec. 15, 1685 Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Jul. 30, 1758 Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Abiel Adams, dau. of Rev. William Adams and Alice Bradford, b. Dec. 15, 1685 at Dedham, Mass. She d. July 30, 1758 at Mansfield, Conn. presumably while residing with the family of her dau. Desire (Metcalf) Warner.
  • Abiel was the maternal great granddau. of Gov. William Bradford of the 1620 Mayflower passage and Plymouth Colony. The name "Abiel" is masculine and Hebrew in origin, meaning "my father is the Lord." It was a name used in early New England and in genealogy many have adopted the spelling of "Abial" for a female, which is the spelling found in the record of the birth of her children at Falmouth, Mass. and at her death in the Mansfield, Conn. vital records. However, for consistency with the preponderance of the records in which she appears, including her gravestone, the spelling of "Abiel" is used in this bio.
  • By an intention to marry pub. Sept. 3, 1707 at Falmouth, Mass. [Metcalfe, Joseph, Rev., and Abiel Adams, intention Sept. 3, 1707], Abiel m. 1) Rev. Joseph Metcalf, s. of Dea. Jonathan Metcalf and Hannah Kenrick, b. Apr. 11, 1682 at Dedham, Mass. No corresponding record of the marriage appears in the Dedham, Mass. vital records, but that an intention was pub. at Falmouth indicates her intended husband was already residing at Falmouth as pastor of the newly constituted Falmouth Congregational Church. He d. at Falmouth Dec. 24, 1723.
  • Rev. Joseph Metcalf and Abiel Adams had seven children recorded at Falmouth, who are outlined in their father's memorial. The Metcalf Genealogy claims they had eleven children, two not recorded in the published Falmouth vital records. This includes the purported youngest child of the family, a dau. named Azuba, supposedly b. Nov. 28, 1723 at Falmouth.
  • Following Rev. Metcalf's death, at an unknown place after 1723, Abiel m. 2) Rev. Isaac Chauncey. Many writer's claim they married at Dedham, Mass., which is unlikely. By the late 1720s most of Abiel's children were residing at Lebanon, Conn. where they would marry. According to Robert S. Wakefield (Desc. of William Bradford, NEHGS, 1991), Isaac was the son of Israel Chauncey and Mary Nichols, b. Oct. 5, 1670 at Stratford, Conn., was a 1693 graduate of Harvard, and d. May 2, 1745 at Hadley, Mass. Chauncey's first wife, Sarah Blackleach, d. at Hadley June 29, 1720.
  • Edited 3/29/2016
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • William Adams (1650 - 1685)
  • Alice Bradford Fitch (1661 - 1744)
  • Spouses:
  • Joseph Metcalf (1682 - 1723)
  • Isaac Chauncey (1670 - 1745)
  • Children:
    • Alice Metcalf Williams (1712 - 1740)*
  • Siblings:
  • Elizabeth Adams Moulton (1643 - 1705)**
  • Eliphalet Adams (1677 - 1753)**
  • Elizabeth Adams Niles (1681 - 1766)*
  • Alice Adams Collins (1682 - 1735)**
  • Abiel Adams Chauncey (1685 - 1758)
  • Ebenezer Fitch (1689 - 1724)**
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Inscription:
  • In Memory
  • of Mrs Abiel
  • Chauncey who
  • Dep^ed this Life
  • July ye 30th
  • 1758 in ye
  • 73rd year
  • of her Age.
  • On the day Abiel died she was 72 years old, and Ætatis suæ (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age) 73.
  • Burial: Pink Cemetery, Mansfield City, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 22104781
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22104781

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  • ADAMS, Abiel
  • b. 15 DEC 1685 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
  • d. 1758 Hadley, Hampshire, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: ADAMS, William
  • Mother: BRADFORD, Alice
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 3 SEP 1707 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
  • Spouse: METCALF, Joseph
  • b. 11 APR 1682 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
  • d. 24 MAY 1723 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: METCALF, Jonathan
  • Mother: KENDRICK, Hannah
  • Children:
    • METCALF, Abigail b. 13 JUN 1708 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass. d. ABT 1708 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
    • METCALF, Abijah b. 15 NOV 1709 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass. d. ABT 1709 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
    • METCALF, Abiel
    • METCALF, Alice
    • METCALF, Hannah
    • METCALF, Mary
    • METCALF, Elizabeth
    • METCALF, Delight
    • METCALF, Sarah
    • METCALF, Sybil b. 10 NOV 1722 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass. d. 26 DEC 1722 Falmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
    • METCALF, Azubah
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_446.htm#73

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Abiel Adams, dau. of Rev. William Adams and Alice Bradford, b. Dec. 15, 1685 at Dedham, Mass. She d. July 30, 1758 at Mansfield, Conn. presumably while residing with the family of her dau. Desire (Metcalf) Warner.

Abiel was the maternal great granddau. of Gov. William Bradford of the 1620 Mayflower passage and Plymouth Colony. The name "Abiel" is masculine and Hebrew in origin, meaning "my father is the Lord." It was a name used in early New England and in genealogy many have adopted the spelling of "Abial" for a female, which is the spelling found in the record of the birth of her children at Falmouth, Mass. and at her death in the Mansfield, Conn. vital records. However, for consistency with the preponderance of the records in which she appears, including her gravestone, the spelling of "Abiel" is used in this bio.

By an intention to marry pub. Sept. 3, 1707 at Falmouth, Mass. [Metcalfe, Joseph, Rev., and Abiel Adams, intention Sept. 3, 1707], Abiel m. 1) Rev. Joseph Metcalf, s. of Dea. Jonathan Metcalf and Hannah Kenrick, b. Apr. 11, 1682 at Dedham, Mass. No corresponding record of the marriage appears in the Dedham, Mass. vital records, but that an intention was pub. at Falmouth indicates her intended husband was already residing at Falmouth as pastor of the newly constituted Falmouth Congregational Church. He d. at Falmouth Dec. 24, 1723.

Rev. Joseph Metcalf and Abiel Adams had seven children recorded at Falmouth, who are outlined in their father's memorial. The Metcalf Genealogy claims they had eleven children, two not recorded in the published Falmouth vital records. This includes the purported youngest child of the family, a dau. named Azuba, supposedly b. Nov. 28, 1723 at Falmouth.

Following Rev. Metcalf's death, at an unknown place after 1723, Abiel m. 2) Rev. Isaac Chauncey. Many writer's claim they married at Dedham, Mass., which is unlikely. By the late 1720s most of Abiel's children were residing at Lebanon, Conn. where they would marry. According to Robert S. Wakefield (Desc. of William Bradford, NEHGS, 1991), Isaac was the son of Israel Chauncey and Mary Nichols, b. Oct. 5, 1670 at Stratford, Conn., was a 1693 graduate of Harvard, and d. May 2, 1745 at Hadley, Mass. Chauncey's first wife, Sarah Blackleach, d. at Hadley June 29, 1720.

Edited 3/29/2016* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Oct 13 2019, 1:54:42 UTC

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Abiel Chauncy's Timeline

1685
December 15, 1685
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1708
June 13, 1708
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1709
November 15, 1709
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
November 15, 1709
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1712
May 2, 1712
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 2, 1712
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 2, 1712
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1715
December 17, 1715
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1719
May 1, 1719
Falmouth, MA, United States