52 Ancestors #32 Abigail Freeman Smith

Abigail Freeman Smith was born in Eastham on December 17, 1718 to Samuel Smith and Abigail Freeman. She was a descendant of Elder William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins, Gov. Thomas Prence, Edmund Freeman, Rev. John Lothrop, Ralph Smyth, Henry Howland and Thomas Clark.
(From Genealogies of Connecticut Families Vol 1.)

She married Jesse Eldredge on November 7, 1734 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Abigail gave him twelve children – including one set of twins.

Abigail (1735-1786), Dorcas (1738-1830), Mary (1740-1834), Jesse (1742-1788)[my fourth great-grandfather], Ebenezer (1744-1744), Ebenezer (1745-1773), Martha (1747-1791) [my fifth great-grandmother], Zoeth (1751-1848), Samuel (1753-1782), Jemima (1755-1821), Anna (1759-1833) and Joseph (1759-1833).

All of Abigail and Jesse’s children were born before the American Revolution. We know Jesse fought in the war as did all of her sons. Somewhere I read that Abigail Freeman Smith did something notable in the war – but I have not been able to find the information for this posting. If/when I do, I will edit the post.

Two of their children’s offspring married when Willard Holt Eldredge married Olive May Lougee October 25, 1905. Martha was the mother of the famous triplets named for the three generals.

Abigail Freeman Smith died in Willington, Connecticut on March 16, 1793 at the age of 74 years 2 months 27 days.



Abigail Freeman Smith (1718 – 1793) is your 5th great grandmother
Jesse Eldredge (1742 – 1788) son of Abigail Freeman Smith
Elijah Eldredge (1778 – 1856) son of Jesse Eldredge
Willard Holt Eldredge (1882 – 1957) son of William Hunt Eldredge
Lester Fremont Eldredge (1909 – 1991) son of Willard Holt Eldredge
Charles Sherwood Eldridge (1938 – 2013) son of Lester Fremont Eldredge
Abigail Freeman Smith (1718 – 1793) is your 6th great grandmother
Martha Eldredge (1747 – 1791) daughter of Abigail Freeman Smith
Nathaniel Green Smith (1781 – 1816)  son of Martha Eldredge
Ebenezer Trumbull Smith (1816 – 1875) son of Nathaniel Green Smith
Elvira May Smith (1857 – 1927) daughter of Ebenezer Trumbull Smith
Olive May Lougee (1883 – 1956) daughter of Elvira May Smith
Charles Sherwood Eldridge (1938 – 2013) son of Lester Fremont Eldredge

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