Any thoughts or help to give on her parents? [closed]

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i have struggled with this woman over and over.   I am now starting to think that the data I got on her maiden name is incorrect.   In looking at the census records for Abigail born in Vermont, daughter of William Flint, who married a James English....nothing matches.   The children are all different and the places they lived are different.

I originally thought the marriage record I had for Abigail, where her last name was English, was just wrong.   Now, I am starting to think that maybe her last name was English and she married a man with the name of English.   

I have looked at so many records, I now think that I need fresh eyes...anyone have any thoughts?   OR more important, DATA?
WikiTree profile: Abigail English
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in Genealogy Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (887k points)
closed by Robin Lee
You might try looking at the middle names of the children for clues.
Although, the marriage record probably does not list her parents, I would try to get a copy of it, because then at least you could evaluate the accuracy of the maiden name and there might be a clue hidden in it (like a witness or if clergy married them, maybe a church record somewhere)
Thanks Anne and Doug....the middle name theory has been my path in the last couple of days, the first child N Joseph Bloomfield English....why else would he have Bloomfield in his name!   Headed in that dierection.
Finally found a death certificate with her maiden name!!!!!

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+5 votes

I don't know if this is related or not?

Jehiel English born Orange, VT 12 Oct 1803 to Zephemiah and Mary (Babcock) English.

married Abigail Flint March 20, 1828 at Braintree, Randolph, VT

United States Census, 1850, database with images, FamilySearch ( ), Jahiel B Inglish, Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States; citing family 192, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)

Jahiel B Inglish         M     46     Vermont
Abigail Inglish         F     41     Vermont
Abigail Inglish         F     19     Vermont
William Inglish         M     17     Vermont
Marthy Inglish         F     15     Vermont
Mary Inglish            F     11     Vermont
Melvina Inglish       F     8     Vermont
Emma Inglish         F     0     Michigan

Abigail but not Jehiel in: United States Census, 1860, database with images, FamilySearch ( ), Melvina English in entry for Abigail English, 1860

Jehial's grave death 1855

Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897," database with images, FamilySearch ( ), Abigail English, 27 Dec 1889; citing p 119 rn 5232, Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,636.

Name     Abigail English
Death 27 Dec 1889      Almont, Lapeer, Michigan
Female  Age     81      Widowed
Birth (Est)     1808     Vermont
Father     Wm. Flint   Mother   Martha Flint (?Martha/Patty Randall)

United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (, Abigal English, Michigan, United States; citing p. 32, family 252, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,183

United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (, Abigal English in household of William English, Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 160, sheet 111B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0589; FHL microfilm 1,254,589

William Flint/Martha Patty Randall below

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (897k points)
Chris,   Thanks for the work,,this is the family that I thought she was a part of....and now realize that this is a different woman.   My Abigail was born in New Jersey for sure!
The marriage record in NJ, identifies her as Abigail English, so maybe the one you are looking for really was LNAB English?  At least something got cleared up!

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