Person:Abiel Shurtleff (1)

Abiel Shurtleff
b.BET 23 JUN 1666 AND 30 JUN 1666 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
m. 18 OCT 1655
  1. Capt. William Shurtleff1657 - 1729/30
  2. Thomas SHURTLEFFABT 1659 - ABT 1733
  3. Abiel ShurtleffBET 1666 - 1732
  • HAbiel ShurtleffBET 1666 - 1732
  • WLydia Barnes1674 - 1727
m. 14 JAN 1696
  1. James SHURTLEFF1696 - 1766
  2. Elizabeth SHURTLEFF1698 - AFT 1760
  3. Lydia SHURTLEFF1700/1 - 1784
  4. David SHURTLEFF1703 - 1784
  5. Hannah Shurtleff1705 - 1789
  6. John SHURTLEFF1707 - ABT 1743
  7. Benjamin SHURTLEFF1711 - 1788
  8. William SHURTLEFF1713 - 1802
  9. Joseph Shurtleff1715/16 - 1755
  10. Abiel SHURTLEFF1717 - 1784
Facts and Events
Name Abiel Shurtleff
Gender Male
Birth? BET 23 JUN 1666 AND 30 JUN 1666 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Marriage 14 JAN 1696 Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MAto Lydia Barnes
Alt Marriage 14 JAN 1695/96 Plymouth, Massachusettsto Lydia Barnes
Reference Number 7514
Lydia Barnes
Death? 28 OCT 1732 Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Abiel was born shortly after his fathers untimely death and there was debate about what his name should be. Some thought it should be Boanerges (Children of Thunder), as mentioned in the New Testament; but fortunately it was too difficult to turn the plural into singular. The scriptural name Abiel, which signifies "God, my father," was adopted as the most satisfactory, since it was sufficiently indicative of his posthumous birth.

References
  1.   Benjamin Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts (Revere, Mass.: Unknown, 1912), 22.