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Abigail (Harlan) Flower (abt. 1692 - abt. 1748)

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Abigail Flower formerly Harlan
Born about in Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Friends' Meeting at London Grove Meeting Housemap
Descendants descendants
Died about in New Garden, Delaware, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Oct 2011
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Categories: Kennett Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania | Kennett Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania | London Grove Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania | Province of Pennsylvania | New Garden Friends Cemetery, New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.



Abigail Harlan is No. 15 in the Harlan Book.[1], [2]

Richard and Abigail settled upon lands in London Grove Twp., that were afterwards willed to her by her father, the clause reading: "I Give & Bequeath to my son-in-law, Richard Flower & his Heirs forever that part of said Tract upon ye Branch of Elk River that he Dwelleth upon."[2]

It is quite possible that Richard and Abigail settled first in Kennet Twp. The records of Kennet Meeting, "informs" that Abigail Harlan took certificate to New Garden, 6, 30, 1729.

Abigail in buried at New Garden. [2]


Abigail, ye Daughter of said Michael & Dinah Harlan was born ye 23rd Day of ye 9th mo 1692 after night[1], [3]
Since this date is old style calendar (before 1751), this date is interpreted as 23 November 1692, as November represents the ninth month when starting with March as month 1. Harlan provides a discussion of how to interpret the dates in a front matter section titled Explanations, after the Preface.


Spouse: Richard Flower. [1], [3]
She m. 12, 17, 1724/5, in Friends' Meeting at London Grove Meeting House, Richard Flower. This old style date should be interpreted as 17 Feb 1725 as February is month 12 in the old style calendar. [2], [3]


New Garden Friends Cemetery.
New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Find A Grave: Memorial #141300061. [4]

Research Notes


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harlan: Page 7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harlan: Page 22.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Source: #OR01 LDS PRF.
  4. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 July 2016), Abigail Harlan Flower, ; Burial, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America, New Garden MM Cemetery; citing record ID 141300061.

Harlan, Alpheus. History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family (Lord Baltimore Press, Baltimore, MD, n.d.).

Alpheus H. Harlan, “History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family and particularly the Descendants of George and Michael Harlan Who settled in Chester County, Pa., 1687”, 1914, Reprinted Fifth Printing, 1998 for the Harlan Family by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD.

  • WikiTree profile Harlan-112 created through the import of DIXON.GED on Oct 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Glenn and others.

  • Friends, Society of Kennett Monthly meeting. Bi-Centennial of Old Kennett Meeting House, Kennett Township, Chester Co., Pa. 1710-1910 (Philadelphia, W. H. Jenkins, 1910), p. 46-48. digital image at
  • Source: S49 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R2
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Other Resources

OR01 Ancestral File. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-05-25), entry for Abigail HARLAN. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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On 21 May 2015 at 16:49 GMT Mike McMinn Jr. wrote:

Harlan-391 and Harlan-112 appear to represent the same person because: Names and dates

Abigail is 15 degrees from SJ Baty, 19 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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