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Abigail (Tilton) Bell (bef. 1679 - 1727)

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Abigail Bell formerly Tilton aka Fillmore
Born before in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Ipswich, Massachusetts or Hampton Falls, NHmap
Wife of — married in Beverly, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2011
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This person is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore 13th US President



This person is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore[1]

Abigail Tilton was born April 1, 1679 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay (later known as United States of America) to parents Abraham Tilton and Deliverance (Littlefield) Tilton.[2] Roberts says Abigail was the daughter of Abraham Tilton and Deliverance Littlefield Tilton. [1]

Abigail married (1) John Fillmore on June 19, 1701.[1]

Then later she married (2) Dr. Robert Bell Jr., [1] on the 2nd or 7th of November, 1717 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[3] The couple had several children including Samuel Bell. Abigail's parents Abraham Tilton and Deliverance were non-conformists. Abraham was resident in Ipswich as early as 1678 and is recorded in 1679 as a Commoner, not a voter, in the Town when he substituted by voting for one Wry Averill. In 1690 he was an officer in the expedition against the French in Quebec . (As a result of his participation in this expedition he and other officers petitioned to obtain land grants in the town of Winchendon, known as 'New Ipswich' in New Hampshire in 1735).

Also in 1696 Abigail's brother, Abraham Tilton Jr. was permitted to build a mill on Mile River.

Abigail died Nov 13, 1727 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents


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On 31 Aug 2017 at 17:50 GMT US Presidents Project WikiTree wrote:

Tilton-1056 and Tilton-92 appear to represent the same person because: merge of mother must be done correctly first, then the fact that these are duplicates will be obvious.

On 8 Jun 2015 at 14:08 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Tilton-515 and Tilton-92 appear to represent the same person because: They appear to be the same person. See Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009, who says that Abigail Tilton, wife of John Filmore, Sr., is the daughter of Abraham Tilton and Deliverance Littlefield.

On 7 Apr 2015 at 20:51 GMT Janice (Critchfield) Tomaschefsky wrote:

Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850

Ipswich, Essex, MA

On 7 Jul 2014 at 04:54 GMT Edwin Priest wrote:

Hi Again Sue.

According to this source: ?personID=I9550 &tree=Arthur (have to concatenate to get the URL),

Mary Cram was the first wife of Male Tilton (Abraham Tilton). Abigail was the daughter of his second wife, Deliverence Shaw or Littlefield Deliverence Shaw.

This profile looks to be a duplicate of Abigail Tilton


On 7 Jul 2014 at 04:39 GMT Edwin Priest wrote:

I think this Abigail is the daughter of Abraham Tilton.

Reference: ? personID=I9550 &tree=Arthur

(have to concatenate these pieces of the URL to get the address.)

Note: this reference also states theere is uncertainty as to whether mother Deliverence is a Shaw or a Littlefield.


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