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Abigail (Fish) Howland (1718 - 1806)

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Abigail Howland formerly Fish
Born in Sandwich, Barnstable, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1736 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Abigail Fish was born on 05 January 1718 in Sandwich, Barnstable, (then) Province of Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of Nathaniel and Dorothy (Ellis) Fish.[1]

She married Justus Howland, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Justus) Howland, about 1736.[2]

Abigail Howland died on 07 September 1806, aged 90, in Sandwich. [3]

Children: (there may be others)

  • Lemuel Howland, son of Justus and Abigail (Fish) Howland, born Sandwich 28 Oct 1742, baptized there 19 Dec 1742, and died there 5 Jan 1803 aged 61 years. He was a descendant of John(2) Howland[2]
  • Alice, daughter of Justus Howland of Sandwich and his (unnamed) wife, was baptized in the Barnstable Church on 01 November 1747.[4]


  1. C.L. Kardell & R.A. Lovell, Jr., Vital Records of Sandwich MA to 1885 (NEHGS, Boston, MA: 1996), p. 99.
    "Abigail Fish daughter of sd Nathanll & Dorothy Fish born 5th day of January 1717/18."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ann Smith Lainhart & Jane Fletcher Fiske, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, John Howland, Vol. 23, part 3, p. 215 (Link by $ubscription to, cites White, MF5Gen Vol. 2:169 for earlier lineage.)
  3. Kardell & Lovell, VRs of Sandwich p. 1440, original in 1st Cong. Society records p. 108.
    "[Deaths] Abigail Howland Sept 7 1806 [age] 90"
  4. "Barnstable, MA: Church Records, 1639-1892." Records of Barnstable, Massachusetts. CD-ROM. Boston, MA.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.), p. 144. (Link by $ubscription to
    "Alice, of [blank] wife of Justus Howland - Sandwich
    Nov 1. 1747."
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Thank you to Brad Fisher for creating WikiTree profile Fish-1844 through the import of Hervey W Fisher Family Tree_2013-11-28.ged on Nov 28, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Brad and others.

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