Ain't genealogy fun: Marriage of Joseph Hibbard/Hebard/Hibbert/Hebert to Abigail Kimball/Kendall/Lindall/Lyndon

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We've already got the pair here on WikiTree, with the names Hibbard (Hibbard-415) and the Kimball profile below.  In fact they're here twice with those names: (Kimball-1258 and Hibbard-293 being the second set).  I have found several transcripts of their marriage record on April 20, 1698 from Windham, Connecticut, but have yet to find a copy of the original online.  Through the transcripts, I found almost all the names listed above.  I probably should propose merges here, but do I really want the names to continue as they are?

I found the headstones for a Hebard family in Windham, which have both a Joseph and an Abigail, so my thinking is that Hebard is the correct spelling for the male side of the equation.   

There's a leap to jump across for Abigail, though.  Let's assume that what we have here under Hibbard-293 and Kimball-1258 is correct and Peter Thacher's wife Abigail Hibbard (Hibbard-294) was actually this couple's daughter.  In the Thacher family history (which I've referenced on Peter's profile Thacher-72), it is stated that Peter's wife was from Windham and that Peter's mother-in-law's maiden name was Lindon and that she was the aunt of governor Josiah Lindon (whose name on his Wikipedia entry is Josias Lyndon, to follow the theme).

I'm writing this out mostly to get my research so far written down (without updating any of the profiles!)  But I would also love to see the actual marriage record if anyone has access to it, or any other good sources that would shed further light on this family. 

WikiTree profile: Abigail Hibbard
in Genealogy Help by Kyle Dane G2G6 Mach 9 (96.4k points)

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The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, lists this as

Hibbard, Joseph, m. Abigail Lindall, Apr. 20, 1698, in Windham, CT. It seems unlikely since she was 18 that she had a previous husband.

If you really want to see the original, I think you would have to contact the town of Windham.

In addition his birth record (printed version) is at https://archive.org/stream/vitalrecordsofwe00wenh#page/46/mode/2up

the last name is spelled Hibbert.

Local contemporary spelling, (I'm local) is Hibbard.

by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)
edited by Anne B
Or go to Windham myself like they do on the TV shows.  Someday....
Oh, and I notice the Wenham records add "Hebbart" and "Hibbitt" to the mix!
If going to Windham, I would call first. I walked into one of the town halls here in CT, and asked about the records. The clerk told me the "old" records were actually housed in a climate controlled vault in another town.
I'm not going to get out there any time soon, I live in California

laugh Guess not.

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