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Abiah

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  • Name Abiah   [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I3298  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2015 

    Family Andrew Ford,   b. Abt 1650, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1725, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  [3
    Children 
    +1. Andrew Ford,   b. Between 13 May 1681 and 12 May 1682, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1750, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Abiah's identity has long puzzled researchers. Mrs. Barclay eliminated many possible Abiahs from surrounding towns and concluded, after reading deeds and court records of the Ford family, their associates and relatives, that she was probably Abia Pierce, daughter of Capt. Michael Pierce of Hingham and Scituate and his first wife Persis Eames. In the families associated with the Fords the only 'Abia' was in the Pierce family. There is no proof of what became of Abia Pierce, who was living at the time of her father's will, 15 Jan. 1675, and was of the right age to have been the wife of Andrew Ford. She is mentioned twice in the Plymouth records, first in the will of a neighbor, Esther Woodfield, 27 May 1672, secondly in her father's will when she was still unmarried. Andrew Ford's daughter Abia, who married James Bearse, named a son Miall, possibly after her grandfather, Capt. Michael Pierce." [Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass., citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, MA: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

    2. [S636] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume Twelve, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, by Ralph V. Wood, Jr. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996; revised edition, 1999.

    3. [S605] Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass., by Elizabeth Cobb Stewart. Montpelier, Vermont: Capital City Press, 1968.