Abell,  Benjamin

Abell, Benjamin

Male 1687 - 1769  (82 years)

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  • Name Abell, Benjamin  [1
    Born 1687  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 May 1769  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20631  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of President Cleveland, The Hyde History, Ancestors of President Fillmore, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Abell, Caleb I,   b. 1647, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1731, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Post, Margaret,   b. 21 Feb 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1700, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Jul 1669  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F6806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hazen, Lydia Howlett,   b. 01 Sep 1694, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1794, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1714  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Abell, Elijah,   b. 12 May 1729, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1798, Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    +2. Abell, Hannah,   b. 26 Mar 1727, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1802, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Abell, Matthew,   b. 08 Sep 1731, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Abell, Isaah,   b. 24 Jul 1738, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Abell, Oliver,   b. 06 Feb 1734, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1815, Franklin, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    +6. Abell, Andrew,   b. 01 Apr 1717, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1796, Franklin, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +7. Abell, Benjamin,   b. 23 May 1715, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +8. Abell, Lydia,   b. 28 Jul 1719, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1803, Franklin, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     9. Abell, Alice,   b. 14 Jan 1724, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +10. Abell, Ens Simon,   b. 15 Sep 1721, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1778, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F7283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1687 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1714 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1769 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Abell Family Crest
    Abell Family Crest
    This most interesting and unusual surname is Anglo-Scottish. It was mainly introduced by returning 12th century Crusaders and pilgrims from the Holy Land. 'Abel' derives from the Hebrew given name 'Hevel' meaning 'breath or vigour', and was presumably a name of endearment or possibly a nickname. As a personal name 'Abel' (Hevel) was borne by the son of Adam, who was murdered by his brother Cain. It was very popular as a given name in Christendom during the Middle Ages, when there was a cult of 'suffering innocence' which Abel represented. For reasons unclear the early surname was widespread in the east of England and Southern Scotland, and is well represented in its various forms in the registers of the area. The surname is now recorded in the modern spellings of Abel, Able, Abele, Abelle, and the patronymic Abels, Abeles, Abells, Abelson and Ableson. Early examples of the surname recordings include Richard Abel of Buckinghamshire in the 1273 Hundred rolls of the county, and Thomas Abell in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire for the year 1301. The surname is also well recorded in Scotland from an early date, Master Abel being recorded in the rolls of the abbey of Kelso in 1235, whilst Thomas Abell, was a burgess of Edinburgh in the year 1387. The coat of arms is very distinctive having the blazon of a silver field, charged with twelve gold fleur de lis on a saltire of blue. The crest being an arm in armour holding a sword enfiled with a wreath. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Abel, which was dated 1197, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Abell, born about 1687; died May 28, 1769; married March 17, 1713-4, Lydia, born September 1, 1694 at Topsfields, Mass., daughter of Lieutenant Thomas and Mary (Howlett) Hazen. Thomas was born January 29, 1658 in Rowley, died April 12, 1735 in Norwich, the son of Edward (the Immigrant) Hazen and Hannah Grant. Mary was born 1664; daughter of Thomas Howlett, II, and Lydia Peabody, daughter of Francis Peabody. Thomas was the son of Ensign Thomas and Alice (French) Howlett. Benjamin owned 49 Acres of land on the high hill above Joseph Airses house, abutting on the Commons, it being his wood Lot and 40 Acres’Lot, granted by the Town June 9, 1710. He owned 13 Acres of land abutting on the lands of Peter Cross and Caleb Abell and the Highway, land formerly belonging to Jonathan Genings and deeded to Benjamin Abel, 50 Acres of land abutting on the Commons and near Joshua Abell's land, formerly belonging to his Father, 10 Acres of land abutting on Beaver Brook and the Commons, a grant from the Town to his Father. These four parcels were ordered to be recorded to him November 1712, by his mother Hanna Calkins, administrator to his Father's estate. Benjamin also owned 30 Acres of land upon the middle hill, abutting on the lands of John Tracy heirs, the Brook, Caleb Abell and Kingberrye's land. This grant was delivered to him as part of his portion of his Father's estate and ordered to be recorded to him by his Uncle Caleb, December 28, 1709. He also owned 5 Acres of land on the great hill between Joseph Airs Farm and Showtucket River, laid out January 1714-5, 3 Acres on the side of the hill, abutting on the Highway, the Commons and his land, laid out April 1715, 20 Acres abutting on the Commons, Joseph Aire and Daniel Rockwell lands, 4 Acres abutting his land and the Commons, laid out June 1718, 20 Acres, his sheep Lot on forty acre hill, abutting on the Highway and the Commons, laid out May 1718, 16 Acres on side of hill near Airses house, abutting on his land, the Brook, Highway and Timothy Aier land, 15 Acres side of Airses hill, abutting his land, the commons and Rev. Willses lands, entered February 11, 1720-1. Timothy Ayer deeded to Benjamin, 5 Acres and 51 rods of land on the Great Hill above Mr. Ayer's Father, November 18, 1734. Daniel Rockwell sold 2 Acres of land to Benjamin, February 2, 1741-2. Jacob Hide sold 2 Acres of land to Benjamin, June 16, 1741.

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