Parents of Abigail White born 1746, possibly in or near Newport, Rhode Island?

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On 27 Aug 2020 Jennifer Bates wrote on White-58957:

Brick wall here. No records have been found to prove the parents of Abigail White, possibly born in or near Newport, Rhode Island in 1746. Any help is welcome.

WikiTree profile: Abigail Soule
in Genealogy Help by Jennifer Bates G2G Crew (840 points)

1 Answer

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you for answering, Marion. I also found that record on ancestry. It is a birth record, which matches the birth year that is written on my Abigail's gravestone. But, how would I know if this Abigail, born in Norton, MA, is the same Abigail White who married Gideon Soule in Newport, RI? I don't think I should just assume it is the same person, without further proof. Maybe I should search out the will of Jacob White, to see if she is mentioned? Any other ideas? Again, thank you for your reply.

There is this couple. Thomas was born in Massachusetts.

First name(s) Thomas

Last name White

Father's first name(s) -

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Year 1755

Marriage date 23 Oct 1755

Place Newport

State Rhode Island

Country United States

Spouse's first name(s) Sarah

Spouse's last name Norton

Spouse's father's first name(s) -

Spouse's mother's first name(s) -

Page -

Folio no. 51

Record set United States Marriages

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce

Collections from Americas, United States

copyright Findmypast 2017

Yes, there are several trees on ancestry that claim Thomas and Sarah to be their parents. The problem is, our Abigail White was born 1746. Thomas and Sarah were married in 1755. So they are not her parents.
I found the answer to the Whites living in Norton, MA. She was a different Abigail. See my notes in the Abigail White profile. Thank you for the suggestion!

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