According to Topsfield Vital Records Abigail was baptised September 6, 1713. She married Nathaniel Hood Jr. on November 13, 1735 also at Topsfield however the marriage record suggests Abigail was "of Ipswich". Perhaps her family moved there from Topsfield, sometime between her birth in 1713 and her marriage in 1735.
There is no record for a death or subsequent marriage of Abigail (Potter) Hood. Nathaniel, her husband died in 1755, a resident of Marblehead, Essex County, according to probate papers. On March 22, 1756 Abigail made her mark, swearing that the inventory of Nathaniel's belongings was correct, she being executor of the estate.
- Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).
- Vital Records of Topsfield, to the end of the year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, Newcomb and Gauss Printers, Salem, Mass, 1903, pp. 89, 180. https://archive.org/stream/vitalrecordsofto00tops#page/88/mode/2up
- Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
- Genealogies of the Potter families and their descendants in America to the present generation with historical and biographical sketches edited by Charles Edward Potter; Published 1888 by A. Mudge & Son in Boston
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Abigail by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share significant DNA with Abigail:
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On April 8, 2015 at 10:44GMT D. Ellis wrote: