Descendants of John Abbe

JOHN ABBE, settled in Salem, Mass. He was entered as “Inhabitant” ye 2nd of 11 month 1636.”

His wife, Mary Loring, died in Wenham, Mass., Sept. 9, 1662. He then married Mary, widow of Robert Goldsmith, Nov. 25, 1674.

He was granted land most of which was situated in Enon, that part afterwards called Wenham, Mass. He joined the church a short time before his death in 1698 (as only church members could make wills) and he made over his property to his eldest son John in trust in which son John is to give life support to his father and father’s wife and to pay certain legacies to his children, which are all named.

This will of, Deed of Trust in Salem, Mass., Probate Records was entered Aug. 3, 1683, and in the Deed of Trust he twice mentions his children. But for some reason his estate was settled by his youngest son Thomas, for the Essex County Probate Court Records show that letters of administration were granted to Thomas Abbe, son of John Abbe, senior, Dec. 12, 1702.

Their children were as follows: John, died in Wenham, Mass. Samuel, settled in Windham, Conn. Sarah Mercy, married Mr. Killam. Rebeckah, married Richard Kimball. Obadiah, settled in Enfield; married but no children. (2) Thomas, b. 1656, Wareham, Mass.; d. Enfield, Conn., May 17, 1728.

LIEUT. THOMAS (2), son of John (1), settled in Enfield, Conn., in 1682. Married Dec. 16, 1683, Sarah, daughter of Walter and Sarah Fairfield of Marblehead, Mass. She was born in Reading, Mass. His will dated 1720 mentions his wife and children, two sons and two daughters. He was a soldier in King Phillips War and was wounded in the Great Swamp battle. He was lieutenant in Enfield Trained Band. Was a prominent citizen of the town. From him are descended all the Enfield Abbe’s through his sons, Thomas and John. (See “Soldiers King Phillips War,” Page 152.) Upon the organization of the army for expedition against Narraganset Fort, Major Samuel Appleton was appointed to the command of the Massachusetts forces, and on page 154 gives list of names of soldiers whom the Court in May 1676 voted to repay the losses of those who were “damnified” by the burning of Major Appleton’s tent at Narraganset appears the name of Thomas Abbe, 13.16S. Also on pages 156-7 refers to papers preserved in Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 68, Page 97, the roll of Major Samuel Appleton’s Company in Narraganset Campaign. appears the name of Thomas Abbey. Also see Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary, Page 6.

Lieut. Thomas and Sarah (Fairfield) Abbe had children as follows: Sarah, b. March 31, 1684; m. John Greer. Thomas. b. Oct. 30. 1686; d. 1739. MI. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1689. (3) John, b. Sept. 27. 1692; d. 1740. Tibertha, b. March 29, 1696: m. Nov. 19, 1713, John Warner of Enfield, Conn. (Tibertha is mentioned in her father’s will as Abigal).

JOHN ABBE (3), born Sept. 27,1692, Thomas (2), John (1) was one of the first settlers of upper King St. Married Hannah, daughter of Daniel Boreman and wife (Hannah Wright) of Wethersfield, Conn. She was born Dec. 18, 1693. Daniel Boreman was son of Samuel Boreman and his wife (Mar• Betts). Samuel was son of Christopher Boreman of Clayton. England, and his wife (Julian Carter). This name undoubtedly should he Boardman.

Their children were as follows:(4) John, b. April 18. 1717, in Enfield; d. 1794, in his 78th year. in Enfield. (See his gravestone.) Hannah, b. April 19, 1719. Thomas, b. Dec. 18, 1721; d. Cape Britain, a soldier in 1745. Sarah, b. Jan. 23. 1723. Daniel, b. May 8, 1726; d. Cape Britain, a soldier in 1745. Martha, b. March 1, 1728. Mary, b. May 14. 1730. Tibertha, b. March 9, 1732. Richard, b. Aug. 1, 1733; was soldier Revolutionary War.

JOHN ABBE (4), John (3), Thomas (2). John (1)

Married Feb. 11, 1739, Sarah, daughter of Captain Timothy Root and his wife, Sarah (Pease) of Somers. Conn. Sarah, John’s wife, died Nov. 23, 1771. He was a revolutionary soldier. His name is in list of men who marched from Connecticut towns to relief of Boston at the Lexington Alarm 1771. His record is as follows:

Third regiment, 2nd Company; Israel Putnam, Colonel; Experience Stoors, Captain. Was recruited in Windham County. April-May 1775.

Marched in May to camps formed around Boston and was stationed during the siege in Putnam Centre Division at Cambridge until expiration of term of service, Dec. 10. 1775. In July the Company was adopted as “Continental.” Was engaged at Bunker Hill as stated in “Connecticut in the Revolution,” Page 53. His will is dated Feb. 2, 1789, probated Sept. 5, 1794. Also see Volume 1910 Mass. Society Sons of the American Revolution. John and Sarah (Root) Abbe had children as follows: John. b. Nov. 27, 1739; d. in infancy. Sarah, b. 1741; d. Feb. 29. 1772. Obadiah, b. 1745. Hannah. b. 1746; d. in infancy. Timothy, b. Dec. 6, 1747; d. Nov. 15, 1771. (5) Daniel, b. Nov. 7, 1749, in Enfield. Conn.; d. Sept. 26, 1815. Roxeland, b. 1751; m. Simeon Olmstead.

DANIEL ABBE (5), John (4). John (3). Thomas (2), John (1)

Married Sarah Pease, Nov. 3, 1774. She was born Dec. 2, 1756. in Enfield; died Nov. 20, 1808. (Daughter of Aaron Pease; Aaron Peace married Anna Geer in 1751; Anna Geer born 1726, died 1764.)

Their children were as follows: (6) Daniel, b. Aug. 22, 1775, in Enfield, Conn.; d. Aug. 25, 1833. Levi, m. Dorcus Walcott (daughter i f Henry). Sally, m. Luther Allen. George, m. Mary Clark. Harris, m. Clarissa Wiggin. Erastus, d. April 21, 1816: m. Sally Beebe.

DANIEL ABBE (6), Daniel (5), John (4). John (3), Thomas (2), John (1)

Married March 19. 1795, Betsy Morrison. She was born June 10, 1771; died April 18, 1842. She was daughter of John Morrison of Enfield, Conn., and his wife, Elizabeth. Their children were as follows: (7) Robert M., b. July 15, 1797; d. Feb. 27, 1883, at LeRoy, N. 1.; m. March 23, 1822. Maria Norcott, daughter of Abner Norcott. She was born Jan. 31, 1800, died June 23, 1857. Henry A., b. March 24, 1799; m. Nov. 28, 1820, Betsy Allen, daughter of George. Stoddard, b. Feb. 1801. Betsy A., b. June 17, 1804; m. H. S. Belcher, son of Benjamin. Sally Ann, b. April 12, 1806; m. Jos. Converse, son of Eli. Daniel P., b. Aug. 22, 1809; d. Feb. 27, 1883; m. Elizabeth Morrison, daughter of Robert.

COL. ROBERT M. ABBE (7), Daniel (6), Daniel (5), John (4), John (3), Thomas (2), John (1) was Colonel in the Conn. Militia.

Robert and Maria (Norcott) Abbe had children as follows: Caroline E., b. Jan. 4, 1823; d. Oct. 16, 1898; m. Richard M. Brown, June 9, 1842. Daniel N., b. Feb. 10, 1825; d. May 10, 1891; m. Dec. 11. 1853. Abby Spear, b. May 12, 1831; d. Aug. 5, 1900. (8) Julia Maria, b. Enfield, Conn., Aug. 12, 1827; d. April 5, 1915, at Reading, Mass.; m. William B. Woodruff, Enfield, Conn.. Dec. 15, 1847. (See Woodruff Genealogy). Horatio S., b. Nov. 19, 1829; d. flay 12, 1835. Adeline E., b. March 3, 1831; d. April 22, 1835. Sarah J., b. March 27, 1833; d. Oct. 20, 1858; m. Wm. H. Osgood, June 15, 1853. Adeline E., b. March 17, 1836; d. April 10, 1840. Robert, b. July 1, 1839; d. Feb. 16. 1840. Betsy, b. Dec. 8, 1840; m. Geo. N. Seymour. Robert M. (7) married his second wife, Mary M. S. Meade, Feb. 14, 1860. They had: Mary Maria, born Oct. 3, 1864.

JULIA MARIA ABBE (8), Robert (7), Daniel (6), Daniel (5), John (4), John (3), Thomas (2), John (1) married Wm. B. Woodruff, Dec. 15, 1847. They had children as follows: (See Woodruff Genealogy) Carrie Woodruff, b. Aug. 25, 1849; d. Sept. 25, 1851. Stella C., b. April 25, 1853: m. Whitman R. Morton of Boston, Nov. 25, 1878. Their children were: Jesse W. Morton, b. Nov. 22. 1879; Fred W., b. May 22, 1882, d. Sept. 22, 1884. (See Woodruff Genealogy.) Frank Woodruff, b. June 2, 1856: d. Oct. 25, 1857. (9) Frederick Orr, b. June 2. 1856; m. Fannie Sturtevant. Feb. 18, 1880. (See Sturtevant Genealogy.) Lillie Woodruff, b. March 26, 1866; d. July 16, 1867. Maude Emma Woodruff, b. Sept. 30, 1868; unmarried.

FREDERICK O. WOODRUFF (9). Julia (8), Robert (7), Daniel (6), Daniel (5), John (4), John (3). Thomas (2), John (1) Frederick O. and Fannie (Sturtevant) Woodruff had children as follows: Lewis Sturtevant, b. Boston, Jan. 5, 1881. (See Woodruff Genealogy). Albert William, b. Boston, April 2, 1882. (See Woodruff Genealogy). Fred’k Scott, b. Boston, May 8, 1887. (See Woodruff Genealogy).


Mackenzie, George N. Woodruff Genealogy: Matthew Woodruff of Farmington, Conn. 1640-1, and ten generations of his descendants, together with genealogies of families connected through marriage : Abbe genealogy, Sturtevant genealogy, Stevens genealogy, Burke genealogy, briefs from Kelly, Franklin and Folger genealogies. Boston, MA: Everett Print. 1925.

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