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Benjamin Abell (1651 - 1699)

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Benjamin Abell aka Abel
Born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2010
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Categories: Massachusetts Bay Colonists | New London County, Connecticut Colony | Farmers.



Benjamin Abell

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Note: Surname variants include: Abell, Abel

Note: "Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1628–1684 de jure (1692 de facto) The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America (Massachusetts Bay) in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. The territory administered by the colony included much of present-day central New England, including portions of the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Territory claimed but never administered by the colonial government extended as far west as the Pacific Ocean.[1]

Note: "Also known as: Colony of Connecticut, originally known as the River Colony Connecticut Colony was organized on March 3, 1636."[2]

Family Narrative by " A Fabry "

Benjamin Abell born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, in 1651. He died 6 Jun 1699 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

From Abell Family in America:

Benjamin2 Abell , (Robert1) died at Norwich, Conn., in 1699, and buried probably in Norwich First Burying Ground; married Hannah ( ), probably in 1678, died after 1717, may have been daughter of John Baldwin. She married 2nd, David Caulkins, Sr., of New London, Conn., before 1717, probably 1700, after the death of his former wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Bliss of Norwich. David Caulkins, Sr., will dated June 20, 1717, died November 25, 1717, son of Hugh Caulkins of Norwich.

On January 4, 1692 Benjamin owned 13 acres of land, abutting on the lands of Peter Cross and Caleb Abell and the Highway, land formerly belonging to Jonathan Ginnings; 50 acres of land abutting on the Commons and near Joshua Abell's land; 12 acres of land abutting on Sucksquatomecut Brook, on the Swamp, the Commons and Joshua Abell's land; 10 acres of land abutting on Beaver Brook and the Commons, these 10 acres a grant from the Town, layed out February 1693-4. Benjamin conveyed three acres of land on the brow of the hill next to forty acre hill, December 21, 1693 to Peter Cross in consideration of two acres of land adjoining his house; on the same day, Peter Cross in consideration of three acres of land next to forty-acre hill, received from Benjamin Abell, conveyed two acres of land adjoining the said Benjamin Abell's land where his house standeth.

Court held in New London, June 6, 1699, the inventory of the estate of Benjamin Abell of Norwich deceased was exhibited, proved, accepted and ordered to be recorded. The Court granted administration to the widow and also distributed to her one-third part of the movable estate forever, and one-third part of the real estate during her natural life; to son Benjamin a double portion at twenty-one, and to six daughters equal portions at the age of eighteen years or day of marriage. By request of the widow, Joshua Abell and John Baldwin were appointed overseers.


Hannah, b. Jan. 15, 1679.

Mary, b. 1680.

Lydia, b. abt. 1683; d. Oct. 2, 1731; m. Daniel Williams son of Augustine and Hannah (Brown) Williams of Killingworth, June 19, 1711, b. Sept. 9, 1683, d. Dec. 2, 1737; m. 2nd, Martha 1734. Both members of the Goshen Society Church of Lebanon, Conn.; she joined Feb. 1730. Children: Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1712, in. Ebza both Toogood; Isaiah, b. Mar. 1, 1715, m. Lucy (Jerusha) Roberts; Samuel, m. 1740, Mary Roberts.

Benjamin, b. abt. 1687.

Mehitable, b. abt. 1689.

Jemima, b. abt. 1692. /

Experience, b. abt. 1693; m. Jan. 26, 1720 Thomas Wood in the Congregational Church of Franklin, Conn.[3][4]

Imported gedcom data


Name: Benjamin /Abell/[5][6][7][8]

Birth: Date: 14 NOV 1650 Place: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Birth: Date: 1651 Place: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Death: Date: 06 JUN 1699 Place: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Marriage Husband: Caleb Abell Wife: Margaret Post Child: Benjamin Abell Child: Child Abel Child: Margaret Abell Child: Samuel Abell Child: Experience Abell Child: Caleb Abell Child: John Abell Child: Theophilus Abell Child: Joanna Abell Child: Margaret Abell Child: Abigail Abell Child: Hannah Abell Child: Noah Abell Marriage: Date: JUL 1669 Place: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States[9]


  • Abell Family in America, ROBERT ABELL of Rehoboth, Mass. His English Ancestry and his Descendants by Horace A. Abell & Lewis P. Abell, The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., Rutland, Vermont
  • Note N1026Benjamin Abell's son
  • Abell Torrey Marriages and Family Records
  • Benjamin Abell's Holdings
  • 8 World Family Tree, Volume 1, pre-1600 to present, Footnote Abbreviation: WFT Vol1
  • WikiTree profile Abell-99 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bryan and others.
  • Source: S101 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;; NOTEThis information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. CONT NAME CONT ADDR CONT NOTE
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  9. Source: #S173 Page: Birth year: 1653; Birth city: Saybrook; Birth state: CT. Data: Text: Birth date: 21 February 1653Birth place: Saybrook, Middlesex, CTDeath date: November 1700Death place: Norwich, New London, CTMarriage date: July 1669Marriage place: Norwich, New London, CT

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On 6 Dec 2016 at 22:21 GMT Erin Cole wrote:

Abell-22 and Abell-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents

On 6 Dec 2016 at 22:20 GMT Erin Cole wrote:

Abell-21 and Abell-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents.

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