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Abigail GRANT

Abigail GRANT

Female 1754 -

  • Name Abigail GRANT 
    Born 1754 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 26 Mar 1767  Somersworth, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Abijah GRANT Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)
      RECORD : From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
      LOCATION : Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
      VOLUME : 74
      PAGE : 50
      TEXT : The Diary of Master Joseph Tate of Somersworth, N. H. (Continued)
      FATHER : William Grant
      MOTHER : Mary Stevens

      Volume 73 Page 304
      The Diary of Master Joseph Tate of Somersworth, NH
      From a Manuscript in the Possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

      The town of Somersworth, NH, was set off from Dover and incorporated as a separate town on 23 April 1754. It included at that time the territory of the present towns of Somersworth and Rollinsford, having been set off and incorporated on 3 July 1849. The so-called "Diary" of Master Tate is a record which was kept by an early schoolmaster of Somersworth, who lived in that part of the town which is now Rollinsford. His name first appears in the records of Somersworth on 6 April 1752, while Somersworth was still only a parish, the entry under that date reading: "voted Mr Joseph Tate twenty three Pounds old Tenor to keep ye the Parish School one year." His exact term of service as a teacher is not known, but in his later years he was a town charge, lived with the family of Capt Maurice Hobbs, and on his death was buried on the Hobbs farm. The "Diary" supplies some information about his wife and children.

      In this "Diary" Master Tate entered the family records of the inhabitants of Somersworth from about 1740 to the middle of the Revolutionary War. He gave the names of parents, with the birth records ot their chilren, and also many marriage and death records. He inserted items of local historical interest and various entries of a miscellaneous character, such as anecdotes, verses, humns, etc, which were for the most part copied from almanacs and nespapers of the day.


      The Names of Families Childrens Names & Time of Birth in The Town of Somersworth, March the 26th 1767.


      Mr William Grants and Married Mary Stevens
      Judith Grant Born
      Abijah & Paul
      Mr William Grant Junr who married Mary Wentworth
    Person ID I50569  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 13 May 2017 

    Father William GRANT,   d. Bef 1790 CENSUS? 
    Mother Mary STEVENS,   b. 1 May 1726, [Dover, Strafford, NH] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married C 1743 
    Family ID F14342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart