Abraham Washburn
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Abraham Washburn (1733 - 1803)

Abraham Washburn
Born in Pelham, Hampshire, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 70 in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Private Abraham Washburn served with Hampshire County, Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Abraham Washburn is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A121776.
Abram Washburn


  • Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls:
Name Abraham Washburn
Event Type Military Service
Event Date Jan 1777
Event Place Norwich, Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay
Residence Place Norwich
Rank: a private on page two ...
Norwich, now Huntington, and Pelham are not far from each other in Hampshire Co., MA.


United States Census, 1800
Name Abram Washburn
Event Type Census
Event Date 1800
Event Place Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Page 938


West Burial Ground, Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts Colony

  • From John Maltby:

Abraham5 Washburn, eldest son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1725, married Mary4 Weston, of Middleborough, possibly daughter of Jonathan3 and Mercy4 (Rickard) Weston, of West Bridgewater,[1] on 18 Oct. 1753 in Middleborough.[2] She was baptized in 1731 in West Bridgewater,[3] a granddaughter of John2 and Deborah (Delano) Weston, of Duxbury,[4] and of Henry3 and Mercy3 (Morton) Rickard, of Plympton,[5] and they moved to Paxton, Worcester Co., MA.[6] They were living in Paxton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[7]

He was probably the “Abram” Washburn living in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census,[8] and he died testate on 29 June 1803 in Pelham, MA.[9] His will was dated 25 June 1803, and probated on 26 July 1803 in Hampshire Co., MA, witnessed by Abia Southworth, John May, and James Thurston. He mentioned his wife Mary, whom he appointed as a co-executrix, with Abia Southworth, eldest son Eliab Washburn, son James Washburn, eldest daughter Molly Whittemore, and daughter Sarah Gates.[10] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) The inventory of his estate was appraised by Jonathan Packard, Samuel Joslin, and Seth Edson Junr. on 17 Aug. 1803, and totaled $228.33, including some livestock, but no real estate. Abia Southworth, the executor, gave his oath to the inventory on 8 Nov. 1803, and the executor’s accounting shows a payment made to Doct. Abia Southworth.[11]

Abraham Washburn and Mary Weston had children,[1] order uncertain:

+ 1938 i Eliab6 Washburn, born ca. 1754,[13] called “eldest son” in his father’s 1803 will, married Molly5 Lazell, daughter of John4 and Mary (Byram) Lazell, of Bridgewater,[14] on 20 Feb. 1777 in East Bridgewater.[15] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

  • James Washburn, born say ca. 1758, married Sarah (___) by ca. 1783, and moved from Paxton to Pelham, MA, in 1792.

+ 1940 iii Mary6 “Molly” or “Polly” Washburn, born, say ca. 1768, married Jeremiah Whittemore (3rd), son of Jere­miah and Mary (Carter) Whittemore (Jr.), of Spencer, Worcester Co., MA, on 21 Feb. 1792 in Spencer.[16] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

1941 iii Luke Washburn, born say ca. 1772, marriage not found. He evidently died, however, before the 1803 will of his father, presumably unmarried.

+ 1942 iv Sarah6 “Sally” Washburn, born in 1776, married Ebenezer Gates, son of Cyrus and Ruth (Bruce) Gates,[17] on 28 Dec. 1797 in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA.[18] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

1943 v (Possibly others)[19]


  1. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, gives Abraham sons James, Eliab and Luke, but doesn’t mention any daughters.
  • "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RW-TN3G : 27 January 2017), Abraham Washburn, Jan 1777; citing Massachusetts State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,048,174.
  • "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH91-92L : 10 December 2014), Abraham Washburn, 29 Jun 1803; citing Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, reference item 3; FHL microfilm 1,863,287.
  • Abraham Washburn (Unknown-1803) on Find A Grave: Memorial #111953139 retrieved 27 January 2018

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Washburn-3389 and Washburn-5 appear to represent the same person because: found the right one, this jives with Maltby Research, thanks for the help, please merge.

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