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Ebenezer Abbe(y), Sr.

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Salem Village, Essex, MA
Death: December 5, 1758 (75)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Abbe and Mary Abbe (Knowlton)
Husband of Mary Allen and Mary Abbe
Father of Zerviah Abbe; Ebenezer Abbe(y); Elizabeth Abbe Cross; Joshua Abbe; Mary Bingham and 11 others
Brother of Mary Abbe; Samuel Abbe; Thomas Abbe; Elizabeth Slate; Mercy Ormsby and 8 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Ebenezer Abbey Sr.

Ebenezer Abbe, son of Samuel and Mary (Knowlton) Abbe, born in Danvers (Salem Village), Essex, Massachusetts, 31 July 1683; died in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, 5 December 1758; married, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, 28 October 1707, Mary Allen, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Crowell) Allen, born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, about 1686; died 1766 .

Ebenezer Abbe removed with his father in 1698 to a locality known as the "Bricktop"; worked in Norwich for a time (about 1705); was at Windham in 1706; and later lived in North Windham and Mansfield. In November 1705 two deeds were recorded showing an exchange of property between Samuel Abbe and Ebenezer of Norwich -- a lot on Bushnell's Plain. Ebenezer received another deed from Samuel on 17 July 1707 and sold land to Abraham Mitchell and William Slate in 1709 and 1711. On 29 October 1713, John Abbe, "now resident at Hartford," sold his brother Ebenezer land he had received from his father. In 1715, Ebenezer settled at Hampton Hill in the northeast part of Windham County. On 9 May 1717, he signed a petition asking the General Assembly to authorize the formation of Canada parish, and the following October he put his name to a second petition to use the property taxes of the parish to establish its church. On 8 September 1743, Ebenezer sold land in Windham, on the east side of Nauchaug River, to his son Samuel. In his will, dated 3 June 1750, and probated 14 December 1758, he named his wife Mary; children Ebenezer, Joshua, Nathan, Gideon, Samuel, Elizabeth Cross, Zeruiah Marsh, Jerusha Wood, Abigail Cary, Miriam Cross; grandson Jonathan Bingham, only surviving son and heir of his daughter Mary, deceased. (Windham Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 513).

Children of Ebenezer ABBE and Mary ALLEN: Ebenezer Abbe, born in Windham, 27 July 1708; married, 22 February 1730, Abigail Cary, probably the daughter of Joseph Cary, Jr. By other accounts, Ebenezer's wife was Abigail Soule or Abigail Goodale, daughter of Isaac Goodale of Salem. Children: Mary (1731), Isaac (1731), Ezekiel (1735), Abner (1737), Ebenezer (1739), Jacob (1741), John (1743), and Samuel (1747).

Elizabeth Abbe, born in Windham, 11 September 1709; married Daniel Cross in Mansfield, 13 November 1735. Children: Ichabod (1737), Mary (1739), Daniel (1741), Abigail (1743), John (1745), Shubael (1747), Theophilus (1750), Uriah (1752).

Joshua Abbe, born in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, 20 January 1711; died in Windham, 14 January 1807; married Mary Ripley, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Backus) Ripley, 14 April 1736. Mr. Abbe had an extensive farm near the Chaplin line, which he called his "kingdom," and owing to the influence which he exercised in the community, was often called "King Abbe" (See the biography of Charles Smith in Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut: Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settled Families (Chicago, 1903)). Joshua's strong religious feelings made him a conspicuous leader in a sect which arose from the Baptist denomination in Windham and became known as Abbe-ites. Children: Zibeiah (1737), Rachel (1739), Mary (1740), Zerviah (1743), Shubael (1744), Phineas (1746), Lucretia (1749), Joshua (1751), Elisha (1753), Elizabeth (1758).

Mary Abbe married Jonathan Bingham.

Nathan Abbe, born in Windham, 6 May 1714; married (1) Silence Ames, daughter of William Ames of Mansfield, 4 December 1746, and (2) Lucy Hovey, daughter of Samuel Hovey of Windham, 17 October 1776. Nathan apparently had no child by either marriage. His will, dated 2 Nov. 1795 and probated 12 May 1807, mentions his wife; brothers Joshua, Solomon and Samuel; Leonard Sessions; and Anne, wife of Eleazer Cross; with the balance of his estate going to Jonathan Hovey "who dwells with me" (Windham Probate Records, Vol. 15, pp. 298 and 310).

Gideon Abbe, born in Mansfield, 13 February 1716; died in Mansfield, 1784; married (1) Mary Wood, 15 March 1735; (2) Keziah Walker, 8 December 1742; (3) Bathsheba Smith, March 1747.

Samuel Abbe, born in Windham, 30 October 1717; died in Windham, 1 March 1718.

Samuel Abbe, born in Windham, 24 April 1719.

Zerviah Abbe, born in Windham, 17 March 1721; married in Windham, 10 May 1736, Elihu Marsh, son of Thomas Marsh of Mansfield. Resided for a time in Mansfield, then removed first to New Fairfield and later to New Milford. Children: Elihu (1737), Sarariah (1740), Mary (1742),; Eunice (1744), Lydia (1747), John (1749), Samuel (1751), Joseph (1754), Hannah (1757), Ruth (1759), Benjamin D. (1762), Amos (1764).

Jerusha Abbe, born in Windham, 22 October 1722; married Samuel Wood in Mansfield, 31 March 1742. Children: Mary (1743), Eunice (1745), Ann (1747), Hannah (1749), John (1751), Mary Wood (1753), Cibel (1755), Gideon (1759), Nathan (1761), Siba (1764), Samuel Dudley (1767).

Abigail Abbe, born in Windham, 1 August 1724; married Benjamin Cary (Corey), 10 November 1743. Children Mary (1744), John (1746), David (1750), Benjamin (1752), Eunice (1754), Jacob (1756), Jonathan (1758).

Miriam Abbe, born in Windham, 31 August 1726; died 2 December 1823; married William Cross in Mansfield, 5 October 1745. Children: Eunice (1747), William (1748), Miriam Cross (1750), Eleazer (1753), Nathan (1756), Joseph (1760), Mary (1761), Ebenezer (1762), Tryphena (1767), John, Shubael.

Solomon Abbe, born in North Windham, 29 May 1730; died in Mansfield, 1799; married (1) Sarah Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight of Norwich, 17 June 1751, (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Burnham, 3 May 1798. Children, all of the first marriage: Joseph (1752), Sarah (1754), Sarah (1775), Lydia (1757), a son (1759), a son (1760), Phebe (1761), Esther (1764).

Ebenezer was born in 1683, in Salem Village, Mass., baptized in Wenham before 1685; died in Windham, Conn., December 5, 1758. He removed with his father to the locality known as "Bricktop" in 1698; worked in Norwich for a time, about 1705; was at Windham in 1706 and later lived at North Windham and Mansfield. November, 1705, were recorded two deeds showing an exchange of property between Samuel Abbe and Ebenezer of Norwich, a lot upon Bushnell's Plain. He received a deed from Samuel, July 17, 1707, and sold land to Abraham Mitchell and William Slate in 1709 and 1711. October29, 1713, John Abbe, now resident at Hartford, in Hartford County," sold to his brother Ebenezer land he had received from his father, Samuel Abbe of Windham. In a deed of November 2, 1713, he alludes to his deceased father, Samuel Abbe, January 11, 1714, land bought from his brother,Samuel Abbe, and calls Abraham Mitchell father." He is found frequently in the records of Windham down to late in life. September 8, 1743, he sold to his son, Samuel, land on the east side of Nauchaug River in Windham. In 1715, Ebenezer Abbe was one of the settlers who formed Canada. Parish at Hampton Hill in the northeast part of Windham, and was one of those who on May 9, 1717, signed a petition to the General Assembly asking to be made a separate parish. In October of the same year another petition was sent to the assembly, asking that the taxes on property in this parish should be used for the establishing of their church. This petition was signed by Ebenezer Abbe, for the rest," and William Durkee.

His will, dated June 3, 1750, probated December 14, 1758, names these heirs: wife Mary; children Ebenezer, Joshua, Nathan, Gideon, Samuel,Elizabeth Cross, Zeruiah Marsh, Jerusha Wood, Abigail Cary, Miriam Cross;grandson Jonathan Bingham, only surviving son and heir of his daughter Mary, deceased. (Windham Probate Records, Vol. 5, page 513.)

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Ebenezer Abbey Sr.'s Timeline

July 31, 1683
Salem Village, Essex, MA
July 27, 1708
Age 24
September 11, 1709
Age 26
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 1710
Age 26
Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
September 21, 1712
Age 29
Windham, Windham, CT, United States
February 13, 1716
Age 32
Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut
March 17, 1720
Age 36
Windham, Windham, CT
October 22, 1722
Age 39
August 1, 1724
Age 41