Abell,  Caleb I

Abell, Caleb I

Male 1647 - 1731  (84 years)

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  • Name Abell, Caleb  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix
    Born 1647  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Bef 1668  Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Aug 1731  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I19691  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 

    Family 1 Post, Margaret,   b. 21 Feb 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1700, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Jul 1669  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Abell, Samuel,   b. Oct 1672, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1761, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [natural]
     2. Abell, Experience,   b. 24 Dec 1674, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1763, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. Abell, Caleb II,   b. 8 Apr 1677, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1751, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     4. Abell, John Benjamin I,   b. Dec 1678, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1769, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)  [natural]
     5. Abell, Theophilus,   b. 20 Nov 1680, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1724, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     6. Abell, Johanna,   b. Nov 1683, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1759, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     7. Abell, Benjamin,   b. 1687, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1769, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. Abell, Abigail,   b. 16 Mar 1690, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1730, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     9. Abell, Hannah,   b. 12 Oct 1692, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     10. Abell, Mary Margaret,   b. 1685, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1751, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 
    Family ID F6806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Loomer, Mary,   b. 1687, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1731, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1701  New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 
    Family ID F6807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1647 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1668 - Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1669 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1701 - New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1731 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Abell Family Crest
    Abell Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • History of Norwich, Connecticut Page 101 Under date of de 18, 1694, is the following appointment: "The towne makes choise of calib abell to keep ordinari or a house of entertaynement for this yeare or till another be choosen. "

      Fleur-de-lis signify that the Abells were originally of Norman-French origin and they, in all probability, settled in England during the Norman invasion. The presence of the Fleur-de-lis so prominently on the Abell escutcheon signifies that they were held in very high esteem by the Norman rulers, for only those families of the very noblest rank were given the privilege of bearing the Fleur-de-lis, which was the chief heraldic device on the escutcheon of the early Norman-French kings. It was a very rare distinction for them to share this device with others.

      Robert Abell, Esq., was living in Bryslingcote, Derby, in 1517. He was servant or tenant of Sir William Gresley. His grandson, George Abell, of Leicestershire, in 1578 matriculated at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. He appears to have been a member of a branch which flourished in the central counties during the 16th and 17th centuries and in which the names of Robert and George predominated. In 1636 William Abell of Northampton was an alderman of London and next year was high sheriff, in which capacity he became so cordially unpopular in his attempt to enforce the King's unjust taxation scheme, that during the protectorate he was forced to seek refuge in Holland. A few years later John Abell became a favorite at the court of Charles ll, possibly a son or near relative of the high sheriff being recompensed after the restoration. He was a noted "alto" singer, of high voice, the modern tenor. It appears that he also became unpopular during the revolution which deposed James ll, but found great demand and much acclaim for his talents on the continent, especially in Poland then at the height of her power.

      In 1630 Robert, second son of George Abell of Leicestershire, set sail in the fleet under Governor Winthrop for Massachusetts Bay. His Father's will made in September the same year "cut him off" with a "twenty shilling piece, " in view of having set him up in business in London of which he had made no use and more recently of having outfitted him for New England with the hope of his safe arrival. No doubt George Abell had passed on before such a message could have been received in those days. The first American record finds Robert Abell settled at Weymouth, Mass., where on October 19, 1630, his name appears on a petition, with others, to be made a "Freeman. " He took the oath as Freeman on May 18, 1631. This act endowed him with full privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in the new colony, including ownership of lands, in the exercise of which he continued to acquire holdings, especially after his removal in 1643 to Rehoboth, a new settlement on the south side of the peninsula begun in 1642 by a party of colonists under the Reverend Samuel Newman, a minister at Weymouth for five years preceding. Robert Abell purchased the allotment first sold to Job Lane. His name appears frequently in public records up to the time of his death in 1663, including two appointments as keeper of the "Ordinary, " from all of which it is reasonably to be assumed that he attained a position of considerable importance and was held in high esteem by his associates in the colony. In connection with the Inventory of his estate, administered by his widow Joanna, is mentioned his "eldest son, " to whom was bequeathed the homestead, his "daughter Mary and five other children. " His widow Joanna married William Hyde in 1667, and with her second Husband moved to Norwich, Conn. Robert's eldest son, Preserved Abell, remained in Rehoboth, and his three other sons went to Norwich with their mother.

      Probably all of the present day Abells of New England stock are descendants of Robert's three sons, Preserved, Caleb and Benjamin Abell. His fourth son, Joshua, did not leave any male descendants. The 22nd and 24th President of the USA, Grover Cleveland, descended through the line of Experience Abell and her Husband John Hyde.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Theophilus Abell

    3. [S498] US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, Source number: 45.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MHH.
      Record for Caleb Abell

    4. [S319] Needs Research.

    5. [S332] Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Vital Records, Vol 1 p 21.