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Abigail Estey (Stanley?)

Also Known As: "Stanely", "widow Esty", "Estey", "Eastey"
Birthplace: Perhaps of, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Wife of Joshua Estey and William Poole, of Topsfield
Mother of Mary Estey; Eleanor Griffith; Mercy Voter; Jacob Estey and William Estey

Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Abigail Estey

Joshua Estey married Abigail (unknown) about 1701 in Topsfield. Their children were Mary Estey (born in Topsfield); Eleanor Griffith (born Estey), Mercy Estey, Jacob Estey (born in Rochester, Plymouth County).

No death date seen on record for him or his wife in Topsfield or Rochester.


  • "(ESTIE (Esty)) Joshua, s. Isaack, July 2, 1678. CTR" He removed to Rochester, Massachusetts about 1703. His first child was born in Topsfield. Eleanor, Marcy & Jacob were born in Rochester.
  • Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 < AncestrySharing > Rochester, MA. Name Joshua Eustice Gender Male Spouse Abigall Child Jacob Eustice, Eleanor
  • Isaac Esty of Topsfield and some of his descendants [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Bangs, Gay Esty.. Isaac Esty of Topsfield and some of his descendants. Salem, Mass.: unknown, 1899. page 6. < AncestrySharing >; also on page 134 < GoogleBooks >. “William Poole married Abigail Estey April 25, 1718.” He is listed both as second husband of Joshua Estey’s widow Abigail and as his brother Isaac Estey’s widow Abigail Kimball.
  • (conflated with Abigail Towne)
  • < “Esteys of England and America” > by Karl A. Gelpke (second edition, 1998). Page 14-15.
  • “Ancestry of Ty Cobb (Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player)” < >
    • 2. “Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: The New England Ancestry of Baseball Icon Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb: A Tribute to Correspondents and Visitors.” by Gary Boyd Roberts (April 20, 2000) < link > Daniel Griffith’s brother Ephraim (1733-1823) married Mary Ellis and is treated on p. 65 of my Notable Kin, Volume Two (1999), as a great-great-great-grandmother of genealogist Mary Campbell (Lovering) Holman (1868-1947). I did not therein, however, note the descent for Mrs. Holman and - amazingly - for Ty Cobb, derived through Eleanor Eastey, (b. Rochester, Mass. 5 March 1703/4), wife of Samuel Griffith and mother of Daniel and Ephraim. Eleanor's parents-in-law were the relatively obscure William and Mary (---) Griffith of Yarmouth and Rochester, and her parents were Joshua and Abigail (Stanley?) Eastey. (relationship path). Her paternal grandparents, however, were Isaac Estey of Topsfield and witchcraft victim Mary (Towne) Estey, the progeny of whose parents is a major subject of Notable Kin, Volume Two, Chapter 35. Therein and from the above we learn that baseball great Ty Cobb was a distant kinsman of architect Ithiel Towne, Mrs. David Gouverneur Burnet of Texas, First Lady Grace Anna (Goodhue) Coolidge, Congressman Patrick Joseph Kennedy of R.I., diplomat David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (husband of Ailsa Mellon), Robert Maynard Hutchins (president) of the University of Chicago, Mrs. George Washington Vanderbilt (Edith Stuyvesant Dresser) of Biltmore, Peter Winston Pillsbury (president and CEO) of the Pillsbury Flour Company, comedienne Lucille Ball, novelist Kenneth Lewis Roberts (of Northwest Passage), and genealogists Walter Goodwin Davis, Jr., and Mary and Winifred Lovering Holman. …”
  • “Tyrus Raymond Cobb: The Player and The Guy.” BLEACHER REPORT. OCTOBER 16, 2008 < link > “ Ty Cobb was born in Narrows, Georgia, the first of three children to Amanda Chitwood Cobb and William Herschel Cobb. … Tyrus Raymond Cobb is probably the most well-rounded baseball player of all time. He is also the meanest. He was a clear racist, a dirty ballplayer, rude, a bully and would do anything to win. … “
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Abigail Estey's Timeline

Perhaps of, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
January 12, 1702
Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
March 5, 1703
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
January 8, 1706
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
August 17, 1710
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States