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Abijah Wines (1766 - 1833)

Abijah Wines
Born in Southold, Long Island, New York Colonymap
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Husband of — married 1786 [location unknown]
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Died at age 66 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Biography

Abijah Wines is mentioned in the History of Newport New Hampshire by Wheeler:

"Abijah Wines, D.D., son of Abijah; born in Southold, Long Island, May 28, 1766. At the age of fifteen he came with his father's family to Newport. At the age of twenty he married Ruth, daughter of Hon. Benjamin Giles. Both inheriting considerable property, they built the house now known as the Fred. Aiken house, where they commenced farming on a somewhat extensive scale. After a brief period, and after two children had been born to them, he experienced a change in his religious views, and determined to enter the ministry. He accordingly commenced his preparatory course of study, entered Dartmouth college as a sophomore, and graduated in 1794. He studied theology with Rev. Dr. Emmons, of Franklin, Mass., then one of the most eminent divines of New England. Completing his theological course, Mr. Wines returned to Newport, where, the Congregational church being vacant, he was invited to supply the pulpit. Contrary to the proverb that a prophet is not without honor save in his own country, he proved so acceptable that he was invited to become their pastor. He accepted the invitation, and was ordained in 1796, continuing its pastor for twenty years. The church prospered under his ministry. He was one of the founders and a trustee of the N.H. Missionary Society, and also trustee of Kimball Union Academy. He fitted several young men for college, and aided others in their theological studies. In 1816 he was appointed Professor of Theology in the Bangor Theological Seminary. At the end of one year he closed his connection with this institution, and commenced preaching at Deer Island, where he continued for the space of twelve years. He died Feb. 11, 1833, aged 67 years. his father d. Jan. 24, aged 82 years."

Sources


  • Baptism: "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
    FamilySearch Record: V2HX-7W2 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abijah Wines baptism on 29 Jun 1766, son of Abijah Wines, in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States.


  • Death: "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988"
    Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook)
    Vital Records of Amesbury Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849. Topsfield, MA: The Topsfield Historical Society. 1913. page 598.
    citing gravestone record, Union Cemetery. (G.R.1. see page 5)
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2495 #81553517 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Rev Abijah Wines death 11 Feb 1833 (age 67) in Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA.
    Note: His grave is not documented at Union Cemetery Find A Grave as of 25 Sep 2023. There is a memorial without cemetery information.
  • Memorial: Find a Grave (no image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #220189312 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Memorial page for Abijah Wines Jr. (28 May 1766-11 Feb 1833); Maintained by Karen Hill Walker (contributor 47310418).
  • Baptism: "U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970"
    Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907; Book Title: Session. Minutes and Records, 1749-1832; Accession Number: Vault Bx 9211 Bx .n71971 F51
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 61048 #1500961753 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abijah Wines baptism on 29 Jun 1766, son of Abija Wines, in Southhold, New York, USA.
Census Data
  • 1790 Census: "1790 United States Federal Census"
    The National Archives in Washington, DC; Washington, DC; First Census of the United States, 1790.; Year: 1790; Census Place: Newport, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Series: M637; Roll: 5; Page: 129; Family History Library Film: 0568145
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 5058 #208214 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abijah Wines in Newport, Cheshire, New Hampshire. - uncertain whether the head of household is the father or the son, probably the father.
  • 1800 Census: "United States Census, 1800"
    citing Page: 948; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: M32; Roll: 20; Page: 948; Digital film/folder number: 004,956,025; FHL microfilm: 218,679; Image number: 124
    FamilySearch Record: XHR3-4XH (accessed 25 September 2023)
    FamilySearch Image: 33S7-9R8F-7M4
    Also available at Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7590 #192262 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abijah Wines in Newport, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  • 1810 Census: "United States Census, 1810"
    citing Page: 209; Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Affiliate Publication Number: M252; Roll: 23; Digital film/folder number: 005157118; FHL microfilm: 0218684; Image number: 152
    FamilySearch Record: XH2N-L1F (accessed 25 September 2023)
    FamilySearch Image: 33S7-9YB4-GMR
    also available at Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7613 #175269 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abijah Wines in Newport, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  • 1830 Census: "1830 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1830; Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 47; Page: 132; Family History Library Film: 0009701
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8058 #1912368 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Abizah Wines in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.
See Also:
  • School Directory with vital statistics: "U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935"
    Bangor Theological Seminary Historical Catalogue 1814-1901. Bangor. ME: press of J. H. Bacon. 1901?. page 23
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2203 #1329081 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Reverend Abijah Wines; Publication Year: 1814; Publication Place: Maine; School Name: Bangor Theological Seminary.
    b. Southold L.I. , May 27, 1766; d. Charlestown, Mass., Feb 11, 1833; Faculty at Bangor Theological Seminary 1817-1819; Deer Isle, Maine, 1919-1931. Attended Dartmouth College, 1794.
  • School Directory: "U.S., High School Student Lists, 1821-1923"
    Original data: School Student Lists. Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2395 #538895 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Abijah Wines; Publication Year: 1847; Publication State: New Hampshire; School Name: Kimball Union Academy; Residence: Newport; Title: Catalogue of the trustees, instructors and students of Kimball Union Academy at Meriden Village, Plainfield, N.H.; Trustee 1812-1818.
  • School Directory: "U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935"
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2203 #1246906 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Reverend Abijah Wines; Publication Year: 1871; Publication Place: Maine; School Name: Bangor Theological Seminary. Professor 1817-1819.
  • DAR Lineage of daughter Sarah Wines: "North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000"
    Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 140 : 1918
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 61157 #3579798 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Abijah Wines; Gender: Male; Age: 67; Birth Date: 1766; First Marriage Date: 1786; Death Date: 1833; Spouse: Ruth Giles; Child: Sarah Wines.
  • Family History or Pedigree: "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970"
    Volume: 26
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2204 #53584 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Abijah Wines; SAR Membership: 5029; Role: Ancestor; Spouse: Ruth Giles; Children: Sarah Wines.
  • School Directory, Dartmouth: "U.S., College Student Lists, 1763-1924"
    Original data: College Student Lists. Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2207 #452234 (accessed 25 September 2023)
    Name: Abijah Wines; Publication Year: 1825; Publication State: New Hampshire; School Name: Dartmouth College; Title: Catalogus senatus academici Collegii Dartmuthensis in Republica Neo-Hantoniensi : eorumque omnium, qui in eodem munera et officia gesserunt, aut alicujus gradus laurea exornati fuerunt.
  • Local History: "The refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut"
    Original data: Mather, Frederic Gregory,. The refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut. Albany, N.Y.: J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1913
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 20747 #636 (accessed 25 September 2023)
  • Church History: Annals of the American pulpit ...; Volume 2 [1857]; Page 373 at Archive.org
"ABIJAH WINES...."
"Abijah Wines, the eldest child of Abijah and Deborah [Runnels] Wines, was born in Southold, Long Island, May 27, 1766... he was married to a young lady in Newport -- Ruth,... inherited some property, they settled down on a farm... he began to meditate a change of employment; and his thoughts were directed towards the ministry... in the spring of 1792, became a member of the sophomore class of Dartmouth College... On leaving College, he went to Franklin, Mass... he was licensed to preach about August, 1795... invited to become the Professor of Systematic Theology... at Hampden, Maine, and afterwards transferred to Bangor... in November 1816... journeyed into the central part of the State of Ohio... and returned after a few months... He remained at Newport with his family for some time... journeyed into Maine... removed his family thither in the spring of 1818, but he resigned... in company with his son, he ascended the Penobscot River, purchased a tract of uncultivated land... In the spring of 1832... In the month of August, he was conveyed to the hospital in Charlestown, Mass, where he spent his remaining days. He lingered in great suffering till the 11th of February, 1833, when he died in the sixty-seventh year of his age. His remains were removed to the house of his son-in-law, the Rev B. Sawyer, in Amesbury, Mass... Mr Wines had twelve children: four of his daughters became wives of ministers of the Gospel. Mrs Wines died in March, 1838..."




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