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Abel Beach (abt. 1770 - 1853)

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Abel Beach
Born about in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 1802 in Kent, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 5 Jul 1826 in Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Died in Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USAmap
Profile last modified 1 Dec 2019 | Created 18 May 2010
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Biography

Abel and Ann Beach were twins baptized April 1770, to Abijah and Mary (Brewster) Beach[1] Ann's gravestone says she was born 1 April 1770 in Stratford.[2]

Abel was named in the distribution of his fathers estate, 7 Aug 1789. His share was valued at a little over £11.[3]

Abel was a farmer who lived his adult life in Litchfield County. He was enumerated in Litchfield, Torrington, and finally Kent.[4]

Abel's first wife was Martha Bordwell, d/o Joel Bordwell. She died 29 Mar 1825.[5]

Abel married Mary Bardwell [Bordwell], 5 Jul 1826 in Kent.[6] She was the sister of Martha and died 28 Aug 1849.[7]

According to his gravestone, Abel died 4 Mar 1853, age 82 yrs, 1 mos, 3 days. His first wife Martha died 29 Mar 1825, age 53, and his second wife, Mary, died 28 Aug 1849, age 71. They were buried at Bull's Bridge Cemetery, in Kent.[8]

Abel's will, dated 27 March 1852, was relatively short. He bequeathed to son Edward Beach $100 in addition to the what he previously advanced him for a total of $5100. He left the rest of his estate to be shared equally between his children Abijah H. Beach, Mary B. Beach and Nancy Beach. 11 April 1853 Abijah H. Beach was confirmed as executor of the estate of Abel Beach. His inventory was valued at $23,608.26.[9]

Children listed in will, births not recorded. Deaths from gravestones[10]

  1. Mary B. Beach (c. 1803-1884)
  2. Edward Beach (1804–1881)
  3. Abijah (c. 1805-1884)
  4. Nancy Beach (c.1807–1884)

Sources

  1. Orcutt, Samuel, Rev. (1886) A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Part II Genealogies. Published by the Fairfield County Historical Society, Vol. 2, p. 1127
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 December 2019), memorial page for Ann Beach Berry (1 Apr 1770–4 Jun 1856), Find A Grave: Memorial #22488763, citing Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .
  3. Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Probate Packets, Bates, B-Bierce, A, 1755-1880. Abijah Beach, Kent, 1785 #172, Sharon Prb. Dist.
  4. US Census data. See Sources.
  5. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 December 2019), memorial page for Martha Bordwell Beach (8 Apr 1771–29 Mar 1825), Find A Grave: Memorial #16254120, citing Bulls Bridge Cemetery, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by andrea price-Johnson (contributor 46868227) .
  6. White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Town name. (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.) p. 37
  7. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 December 2019), memorial page for Mary Bordwell Beach (unknown–28 Aug 1849), Find A Grave: Memorial #16254132, citing Bulls Bridge Cemetery, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by andrea price-Johnson (contributor 46868227) .
  8. The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.
  9. Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Kent District, Probate Packets, Ames-Comstock, D, 1831-1880. Abel Beach, Kent, 1853 #21. Kent prob. dist. Accessed at Ancestry ($)
  10. See attachments to Find A Grave: Memorial #197210355
  • Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934
  • 1790 US Census, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut: "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKK-S9Z : accessed 1 December 2019), Abel Beach, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 395, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1; FHL microfilm 568,141.
  • 1800 US Census: Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut. "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR9-T7B : accessed 1 December 2019), Abel Beach, Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 806, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 205,619.
  • 1810 US Census: Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2L-GTM : accessed 1 December 2019), Abel Beach, Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 58, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 281,230.

1820 US Census Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLL-PD2 : accessed 1 December 2019), Abel Beach, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 400, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1; FHL microfilm 281,234.

  • 1830 US Census Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGL-FRP : 11 August 2017), Abel Beach, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing 467, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 11; FHL microfilm 2,804.
  • 1840 US Census Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBX-1PQ : 27 August 2017), Abel Beach, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 252, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 25; FHL microfilm 3,020.
  • 1850 US Census Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut."United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M682-RDS : 12 April 2016), Abel Beach, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; citing family 1112, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). All b. in Connecticut: Abel Beach 80, Abijah H Beach 40, Mary Beach 36, Nancy Beach 33, Mary J Scott 22, John W Lane 13


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