Family:George Abbott and Hannah Chandler (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] 12 Dec 1646 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Moriarty, G. Andrews, and J. Gardner Bartlett. Ancestry of George Abbott of Andover, Mass. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan 1931), 85:84.
  2. Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), II:7.

    Abbot, George, and Mary [error for Hannah] Chandler, (married) Dec. 12, 1646.

  3.   Chandler, George. The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, who Settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1637. (Worcester, Mass.: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883), 3.
  4.   Sources all over trumpet 13 children for George and Hannah, and when you find a list, it includes an Edward. The problem is that there appears to be no birth record, nor death record for him. He would fit nicely into the gap between Thomas and Nathaniel, and that is invariably where he is shown, even though his birthdate is never given. The Abbott Genealogies show an Edward Abbott who drowned, but the only drowning incident of an Edward Abbott that responds to searches happened after the Revolution War, roughly 100 years too late. One certainly thinks such an event should get enough notice that we would have a death date, even if by some coincidence, Edward was the one child out of 13 that didn't get his birth recorded? Even the article in NEHGR, p. 85:86, lists "xi. Edward, d. young." as if it was just politely repeating what other sources said, with no notion of what the basis was, and so unable to add any detail. Prominently silent on Edward is Source:Bailey, Sarah Loring. Historical Sketches of Andover (Comprising the Present Towns of North Andover and Andover), Massachusetts, p. 85, which lists "from the 'Genealogical Register'" the 10 children who married with their spouses, and mentions the two Josephs who died young in a footnote, but whispers nothing about any Edward or any drowning incident.