Abell Family in America


Of Rehoboth, Mass.
His English Ancestry and his Descendants

Horace A. Abell & Lewis P. Abell

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Rutland, Vermont

Benjamin2 Abell, (Robert1) died at Norwich, Conn., in 1699, and buried probably in Norwich First Burying Ground; married Hannah ( ), probably in 1678, died after 1717, may have been daughter of John Baldwin. She married 2nd, David Caulkins, Sr., of New London, Conn., before 1717, probably 1700, after the death of his former wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Bliss of Norwich. David Caulkins, Sr., will dated June 20, 1717, died November 25, 1717, son of Hugh Caulkins of Norwich.

On January 4, 1692 Benjamin owned 13 acres of land, abutting on the lands of Peter Cross and Caleb Abell and the Highway, land formerly belonging to Jonathan Ginnings; 50 acres of land abutting on the Commons and near Joshua Abell's land; 12 acres of land abutting on Sucksquatomecut Brook, on the Swamp, the Commons and Joshua Abell's land; 10 acres of land abutting on Beaver Brook and the Commons, these 10 acres a grant from the Town, layed out February 1693-4. Benjamin conveyed three acres of land on the brow of the hill next to forty acre hill, December 21, 1693 to Peter Cross in consideration of two acres of land adjoining his house; on the same day, Peter Cross in consideration of three acres of land next to forty-acre hill, received from Benjamin Abell, conveyed two acres of land adjoining the said Benjamin Abell's land where his house standeth.

Court held in New London, June 6, 1699, the inventory of the estate of Benjamin Abell of Norwich deceased was exhibited, proved, accepted and ordered to be recorded. The Court granted administration to the widow and also distributed to her one-third part of the movable estate forever, and one-third part of the real estate during her natural life; to son Benjamin a double portion at twenty-one, and to six daughters equal portions at the age of eighteen years or day of marriage. By request of the widow, Joshua Abell and John Baldwin were appointed overseers.


  1. Hannah, b. Jan. 15, 1679.

  2. Mary, b. 1680.

  3. Lydia, b. abt. 1683; d. Oct. 2, 1731; m. Daniel Williams son of Augustine and Hannah (Brown) Williams of Killingworth, June 19, 1711, b. Sept. 9, 1683, d. Dec. 2, 1737; m. 2nd, Martha 1734. Both members of the Goshen Society Church of Lebanon, Conn.; she joined Feb. 1730. Children: Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1712, in. Ebza both Toogood; Isaiah, b. Mar. 1, 1715, m. Lucy (Jerusha) Roberts; Samuel, m. 1740, Mary Roberts.

  4. Benjamin, b. abt. 1687.

  5. Mehitable, b. abt. 1689.

  6. Jemima, b. abt. 1692. /

  7. Experience, b. abt. 1693; m. Jan. 26, 1720 Thomas Wood in the Congregational Church of Franklin, Conn.

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