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Abigail Ring (Churchill)

Also Known As: "Crosby"
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, British Colonial America
Death: April 18, 1833 (77)
Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Place of Burial: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lemuel Churchill and Abigail Holmes
Wife of Abijah Crosby and Marcus Ring
Mother of Samuel Ring and Luther Ring
Sister of Lemuel Churchill, Jr.; Ezra Churchill and Lydia Ring
Half sister of Nathaniel Churchill, Sr.; Priscilla Holmes; Joseph Holmes and Martha Bartlett

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About Abigail Ring
Abigail (Churchill) Ring (1756 - 1833)

Abigail Ring formerly Churchill aka Crosby
Born 5 Feb 1756 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
ANCESTORS ancestors
Daughter of Lemuel Churchill and Abigail (Ryder) Churchill
Sister of Nathaniel Churchill [half], Lemuel Churchill 3rd, Ezra Churchill and Lydia Churchill
Wife of Abijah Crosby — married 13 Dec 1775 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
Wife of Marcus Ring — married 30 Aug 1781 in Chebogue, Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
DESCENDANTS descendants
Mother of Luther Ring, John Crosby and Marcus Ring 2nd
Died 18 Apr 1833 at age 77 in Chebogue, Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
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Abigail Churchill was born February 5, 1756, the daughter of Lemuel Churchill and Abigail Rider of Plymouth, Massachusetts[1]

On 13 December 1775, she married Abijah Crosby, son of Jonathan Crosby, and had children[2], including:

Jonathan, who was a Deacon in Chebogue Nova Scotia. Note: There is a possibility that Jonathan's parents instead were Abijah's brother Jonathan Jr, and his wife Martha Howard, but Jonathan Sr. states in his will in case my son Abijah be deceased, then I give the hundred acres to his only son John
Abijah was lost at sea shortly after his son was born.

On August 30, 1781, Abigail Churchill Crosby married Marcus Ring, the son of George Ring and Lucy Chipman of Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts[3], and they had children, including:

Marcus Ring, born circa 1790, who was christened in 1810, and who married Mercy Trefry, daughter of Joshua Pitman Trefry II on 28 May 1811, and had children, and then married Phoebe (Scott) Crosby, widow of Benjamin Crosby
Samuel Ring, born 30 April 1783, who married Mercy Cain, daughter of James Cain of Yarmouth circa 1817[4]
Jacob Ring, born 1821 who died young without children
Luther Ring, born 1823, who married Mehitable Trask and died 26 May 1841
possibly others
Abigail Churchill Crosby Ring died in 1833[5], and is buried in Chebogue Cemetery in Yarmouth, NS [6]


↑ "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Abigail Churchill, 05 Feb 1756; citing Birth, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 416,334.
↑ Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; pages 28, 209
↑ Familysearch shows various family trees with the same information
↑ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-03-09), entry for Samuel /RING/.
↑ Findagrave Memorial #51023647
↑ Chebogue (Town Point) Cemetery listing on Rootsweb, transcribed by Robert F. Mckinnon. Genealogy notes are those of Clement Doane; 12 May 05; accessed March 8, 2017

Abigail Churchill1 F, #89837


    Abigail Churchill is the daughter of Lemuel Churchill , Sr. (of Chebogue) and Abigail Rider.1 Abigail Churchill married Abijah Crosby, son of Jonathan Crosby , Sr. and Hannah (?), on 13 December 1775 ; 1st m. for Abigail, she his widow.1 Abigail Churchill married Marcus Ring , 1st, son of Captain George Ring , 1st (of Kingston, MA and Chebogue, NS) and Lucy Chipman, on 30 August 1781 ; 2nd m. for Abigail.1

Her married name was Crosby.1 As of 30 August 1781,her married name was Ring.1 Children of Abigail Churchill and Marcus Ring , 1st Marcus Ring , 2nd+1 Samuel Ring , 2nd+1 Jacob Ring1 Luther Ring1 d. 26 May 1841 Citations [S711] George S. Brown, Yarmouth Genealogies.

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Abigail Ring's Timeline

February 5, 1756
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, British Colonial America
April 30, 1783
Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, British North America
April 18, 1833
Age 77
Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada