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Abigail Atwood (Dunham)

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: August 17, 1684 (57)
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dea. John Dunham, of the Plymouth Colony and Abigail Dunham
Wife of Stephen Atwood and Stephen Atwood
Mother of Abigail Pratt; John Atwood; Hannah Smith; Eldad Atwood; Daniel Atwood and 2 others
Sister of Samuel Dunham, of Plymouth; Rev. Jonathan Dunham; Hannah Rickard; Joseph Dunham, of the Plymouth Colony; Persis Shaw and 2 others
Half sister of John Dunham, Jr.; Humility Dunham and Rev. Thomas Dunham

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About Abigail Atwood

Abigail Dunham was born on 6 May 1627 in Leyden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.1 She was the daughter of Deacon John Dunham and Abigail Balliou.1,2,3

From Ancestry of Robert Roy & related families

On 6 November 1644 Abigail, at age 17, married Stephen Atwood, in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3,2

Children of Abigail Dunham and Stephen Atwood

  1. Joseph Atwood2
  2. Stephen Atwood Jr.2
  3. John Atwood2 (1648 - )
  4. Hannah Atwood2 (14 Oct 1649 - )
  5. Eldad Atwood2 (7 Jul 1651 - 1715)
  6. Medad Atwood2 (16 Jan 1658/59 - )


First child born in Plymouth Colony. In the Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia it mentions another girl being the first born, but his latter girl was born on the 'Mayflower'.


  • Records from the Plymouth Colony
  • Info obtained from cousin, Joann Yeager Gwinn
  • Info from Isaac Watson Dunham
    • Damvelt, Marine S.. "Dunham Family Groupsheets". Compiled 1995. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    • Dunham, Isaac Watson. Dunham Genealogy, English and American Branches of the Dunham Family. Norwich, Connecticut: Bulletin Print, 1907.
    • Ancestral File. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1994.
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Abigail Atwood's Timeline

May 6, 1627
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
August 10, 1645
Age 18
Eastham, Massachusetts, USA
Age 20
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
October 14, 1649
Age 22
Eastham, Massachusetts, USA
July 2, 1651
Age 24
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
October 15, 1655
Age 28
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 27
Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
January 16, 1658
Age 30
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Age 40
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States