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Abigail Sibley

Also Known As: "Coopet"
Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: after 1684
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Sibley, of Jeffrey's Creek and Rachel Goldthwaithe
Fiancée of Thomas Cooper
Partner of N.N.
Mother of Unknown Sibley
Sister of Sarah Sibley; Mary Walcott; John Leach Sibley; Hannah Small; Joseph Sibley and 3 others

Managed by: Katherine C. Leach
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About Abigail Sibley

John Sibley & Rachel Leach had nine known children:

9. Abigail was baptized 3 Jul 1659. In Nov 1680 Abigail "for fornication with Thomas Cooper, was sentenced to be severely whipped or pay a fine."

Source: Ullmann, Helen S. Some Descendants of John Sibley of Salem, Massachusetts. Boston, Mass: Newbury Street Press, 2006. Print.


12 Jul 1683 Abigail Sibley with her child, was ordered out of Providence, Rhode Island. Thomas Cooper published his intention of marriage with Abigail, which was forbidden because he had manifested himself a person infamous in that he hath forsaken a sober woman, who is his wife Mistress Abigail, with her child, appears again, Dec. 13 entertained by Thomas Cooper. Her time of removal was extended to the first Monday in March, not to live with Thomas Cooper meanwhile.

Sarah [Burnap, widow Southwick] divorced Thomas Cooper for adultery and abandonment, 2 Sep 1684 Thomas had already married again in Jun 1684 in Newport, Rhode Island to Abigail Sibley (b: 3 Jul 1659 in Salem, Essex, Mass)

By Providence (R.I.). City Council

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Abigail Sibley's Timeline

July 3, 1659
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 3, 1659
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
July 3, 1659
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 20
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24