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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 .
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
23'D ANO'D 1734'5
IN Ye 104'TH YEAR
OF HER AGE.
- ↑ 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].
- ↑ Source:Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 says "Ferris [referring to Source:Ferris, Mary Felton. Dawes - Gates Ancestral Lines] 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." [This 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.]