Abba J Clapp

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I am looking for information on Abba J Clapp Bridges.  She is the first wife of Martin Kingsley Bridges, husband of  Mary Electa Taylor, who is my first cousin once removed, but Clapp is also a surname in my direct line. Find a Grave says that her maiden name is Clapp, but gives her parents as being named Bridges, which is almost certainly a mistake.  The names are probably relevant since Martin's paternal grandmother's maiden name was Cobb, the maiden name given for Abba's mother.
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"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2018), Abby J. Bridges, 25 Jul 1875; citing Great River, Massachusetts, v 274 p 303, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,207.

Parents Farrin and Lucinda (Clapp).  Suggesting LNAB Bridges?

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 May 2018), Martin K. Bridges and Abba S. Clapp, 18 Feb 1855; citing Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,013.

First marriage for both.  No parents listed.

FaG says Abba's parents were Parvin [Bridges] and Lucinda Cobb, but Parvin Clapp and Lucinda Cobb were married in Deerfield in 1826:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), Parvin Clapp and Lucinda Cobb, 28 Dec 1826; citing Marriage, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 186,146.

The handwriting on Abba's death record could easily say  Parvin rather than Farrin.

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