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Abigail Akin

Female 1721 -


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  • Name Abigail Akin 
    Born 9 Sep 1721  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 9 Sep 1723  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I919  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 

    Father David Akin,   b. 19 Sep 1689, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1779, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sarah Allen,   b. 9 Jun 1692, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Married 1711  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Murray Lester,   b. Abt 1720, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1743  Worcestershire, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. John Lester,   b. 20 May 1749, Pawling, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1832, Sempronius, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baird (citation details below) calls her "of Worcestershire, in the Oblong." Also called Quaker Hill, the Oblong was an area in the lower part of Dutchess County, now in Putnam County.

      From Descendants of David Akin of Newport, Rhode Island

      [The following from the Daphne Brownell Loose Papers - Quakers Folder. Image also scanned]

      Whereas Murray Lester of Crumelbow [Crum Elbow Monthly Meeting] in the County of Dutchess and province of New York son of Mordecai and Mary Lester of the same place, and Abigail Akin at Worstershire in the Oblong, daughter of David and Sarah Akin in the County aforesaid having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before several of the monthly meetings of the people called Quakers in the County of Westchester and Province aforesaid, according to the good order used amongt them whose proceedings thereinafter a deliberate consideration and having the consent of their parents and nothing appearing to obstruct were approved of by the said meeting.

      Now these are to certifie all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions on the third of the sixth month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty three they the said Murray Lester and Abigail Akin presented themselves in a public meeting of the said People and others at Worstershire in the Oblong aforesd, And then the said Murray Lester taking the said Abigail Akin by the hand and did in a solemn open manner declare that he took her to be his wife promising through the Lord assistance to be unto her a true and loving husband untill the Lord. by death shall separate them or to that effect and then and there in the same assembly the said Abigail Akin did in like open manner declare likewise...

      Witnesses:

      Murray Lester
      Abigail Lester
      Phebe Ferris
      Sarah Ferris
      Hannah Thorn
      Avis Soule
      Mercy Fisk
      Benjamin Ferris
      Thomas Welles
      John Ferris
      Thomas Franklin
      Joseph Ferris
      Nathan Birdsell(Birdsall)
      John Parke
      Isaac Thorn
      Aaron Haight
      William Russell
      Geo, Soule
      William Field
      Saml Watters

  • Sources 
    1. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    2. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin.

    3. [S770] Charles W. Baird, "Marriage Records of the Society of Friends in the Town of Harrison, N.Y." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 3:45, January 1872.

    4. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990., "at Oblong".