Person:Abigail Doane (1)

m. abt 1620
  1. Lydia Doane1626 - bef 1678
  2. Abigail Doaneest 1631 - 1734/35
  3. John DoaneAbt 1635 - 1707/08
  4. Daniel Doaneabt 1636 - 1712
  5. Ephraim Doane1638 - bef 1699
  • HSamuel Lathropest 1621 - 1699
  • WAbigail Doaneest 1631 - 1734/35
m. aft 1690
Facts and Events
Name[1] Abigail Doane
Gender Female
Birth[1] est 1631 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
Alt Birth[1] 13 Jan 1631/32 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
Marriage aft 1690 to Samuel Lathrop
Death[2][3] 23 Jan 1734/35 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Burial[4][5] Old Norwichtown Cemetery, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

Source:History of Norwich, Connecticut : from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866, p. 217

His [Samuel Lothrop] second wife, whom he married at Plymouth in 1690, was Abigail,daughter of John Doane. [footnote:This was her first marriage; she was about 60 years of age.] She survived him, and lived to the great age of 103 years. On her hundredth birth-day a large audience assembled at her house, and a sermon was preached by the pastor of the church. At this time she retained in a great degree the intelligence and vivacity of her earlier years.

Below is a crude representation of her gravestone, view a more accurate one at [1].

HERE LYES INTERRD ye REMA[IN]s
OF MRS ABIGAIL LOTRHOP ye
RELICT OF MR SAMUEL LO-
THROP OF NORWICH. BORN
AT PLYMOUTH ANO' 1631 &
LIVED IN NORWICH 43
YEARS AND DYED JANUARY
23D. ANOD. 17345
IN ye 104TH YEAR
OF HER AGE.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Doane, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:562.

    "Abigail (Doane), b. about 1631; m. in early 1690s Samuel Lothrop of Norwich, son of Rev. John Lothrop; d. Norwich 23 January 1734/5 'in the 104th year if her age' [Norwich Hist 218, illustration of tombstone]. 'Mrs. Abigail Lothrop died at Norwich Jan. 23, 1735 in her 104th year. Her father John Done and his wife came to Plymouth in 1630, and there she was born the next year. She lived single till 60 years old and then married Mr. John Lothrop [mistake for Samuel Lothrop] of Norwich, who lived ten years and then died' [Norwich Hist 578, citing Boston Weekly Journal]. (Ferris gives a birthdate of 13 January 1631/2 which is not found in the records, and may be an inaccurate calculation based on the tombstone [Dawes-Gates 2:305]."

    13 January 1631/2 is the latest day she could have been born and be 103 at her death, if you assume it was then converted to Gregorian calendar.

  2. Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of Norwich, Connecticut: from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866. (New London?: The friends of the author, 1874), 218.

    Gravestone in Norwich, CT: 23 Jan 1734/5 in 104th year [age:103, birth calculates to 1631].

  3. Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. (Hartford, Conn.: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913), 1:21.

    "Mrs Abigail Lothrup: the widow and Relict of mr Samuell Lothrup formily of Norwich Deceafed, Died on the 23th day of Janary 1734/5"

  4. Abigail Doane Lothrop, in Find A Grave.
  5. Abigail Doane Lathrop, in Find A Grave.