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Abigail Davis

Female - Bef 1685


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  • Name Abigail Davis  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 20 Aug 1685  [3
    Person ID I22654  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2021 

    Father William Davis,   b. of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary 
    Family ID F13718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Richmond, Attorney General of Rhode Island,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1696, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Richmond,   b. 6 Dec 1666, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1717, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +2. Col. Sylvester Richmond,   b. 1672, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1754, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F13628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "She married first, Richard Ussell. On 21 May 1657 Abigil Davis petitioned the General Court alleging that her stepfather John Cowdell and her mother had forced her into marriage with Richard Ussell . The marriage was declared unlawful and she was free to marry Edward Richmond." [Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S679] The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin. Albany, New York; 1887.

    2. [S5710] The Richmond Family 1594-1896 by Joshua Bailey Richmond. Boston, 1897.

    3. [S2219] Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Philip Putnam Chase and His Wife Anna Cornelia Wigglesworth ed. Alicia Crane Williams. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1990.