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Abigail Hovey (Cleveland)

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
Death: June 2, 1832 (85)
Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Cleveland and Rachel Cleveland
Wife of Rev. Samuel Hovey, Jr.
Mother of Abner Hovey; Mary Lord; Abiel Hovey; Elizabeth Perkins Hibbard; Samuel Willis Hovey and 2 others
Sister of Joseph Cleveland; Benjamin Cleveland; Dorothy Cleveland; Zenas Cleveland; Rachel Hamblin and 4 others

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About Abigail Hovey

Abigail Cleveland Hovey BIRTH 13 Aug 1746 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA DEATH 2 Jun 1832 East Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont, USA BURIAL East Hill Cemetery Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont, USA MEMORIAL ID 68545436 MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 3 Abigail was the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Cleveland. She spent her formative years in Canterbury, Connecticut, where she married Samuel Hovey. The couple had 13 children and left many descendants.

Abigail and her husband, who was a soldier of the American Revolutionary War, lived in Canterbury, Connecticut, Weare, New Hampshire, Lyme, New Hamphire, and East Brookfield, Vermont. Samuel was a lay minister in the Brookfield and Chelsea area of Vermont in his later years.

Abigail was known throughout her community for her beautiful singing voice. It was said that her clear voice could be heard for a mile.

She lived to be nearly 86 years of age.

Biography written by her 5th great grandson, David M. Pierce, June 19, 2012.

Family Members

Parents Photo Benjamin Cleveland 1714–1797

Rachel Cleveland 1714–1792

Spouse Photo Samuel Hovey* 1742–1833

Siblings Photo Persis Cleveland Payne* 1752–1834

Photo Rufus Cleveland* 1756–1838

Children Photo Daniel Hovey* 1764–1850

Photo Mary Hovey Lord* 1764–1859

Abner Hovey* 1766–1842

Rufus Cleveland Hovey* 1770–1817

Rebecca Hovey Sanderson* 1772–1858

Photo Samuel Hovey* 1774–1856

Abiel Hovey* 1776–1823

Photo Alvan Hovey* 1779–1864

Photo Elizabeth Hovey Hibbard* 1783–1864

John Fairfield Hovey* 1785–1870

Lucy Hovey Howes* 1789–1827

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Abigail Hovey's Timeline

August 13, 1746
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
November 5, 1766
Age 20
May 26, 1768
Age 21
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
August 29, 1770
Age 24
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
October 30, 1776
Age 30
Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
April 15, 1783
Age 36
Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
April 11, 1785
Age 38
Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
September 25, 1801
Age 55
June 2, 1832
Age 85
Vermont, United States