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Abigail Doane

Female about 1631 - 1735  (~ 104 years)

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  • Name Abigail Doane 
    Born about 1631  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 January 1734/5  Norwich, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Town Burial Ground, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • “Here Lyes Interred ye Remains of Mrs. Abigail Lothrop
      ye Relect of Mr. Samuel Lothrop of Norwich
      Born At Plymouth Ano 1631 & Lived in Norwich
      43 Years And Dyed Januray 23^D Ano^d 1734^-5 In
      ye 104^Th Year Of Her Age”
    • From The Doane Family:
      “From entries in Eastham town records, it is inferred that [Abigail] was, to some extent, engaged in business. Her name appears several times on Eastham records as the owner of horses.
      “May 6, 1672, sold and delivered according to a Court Order by Abigail Doane, to an Indian called Moses, one bay horse, ear marked two slits, a star in the forehead, a little white streak over the left nostril, burn marked E on the near buttock.—Eastham town record.
      “On the one hundredth anniversary of her birth, an audience of her neighbors and church people assembled in her rooms at Norwich, where a sermon was preached by her pastor, the Rev. Benjamin Lord. At this time, it is claimed, she retained to a remarkable degree the intelligence and vivacity of her earlier years.
      “Caulkins' History of New London gives the following notice of her death, copied from the New England Weekly Journal: ‘Mrs. Abigail Lothrop died at Norwich, Jan. 23, 1735, in her 104th year. Her father John Doane and his wife came to Plymouth in 1630, and there she was born the next year. She lived single till she was sixty years old and then married Mr. John (Samuel) Lothrop of Norwich, who lived ten years and then died.” [2]
    Person ID I1691  Schirado
    Last Modified 8 February 2004 

    Father Dea. John Doane,   b. about 1590,   d. 21 February 1685[/6], Eastham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann,   d. 1 June 1654 
    Family ID F695  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hon. Samuel Lathrop,   b. about 1622, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 February 1700, Norwich, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married about 1690 
    Family ID F1216  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).

    2. [S67] Alfred Alder Doane, (Boston, 1902).

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