Family:Richard Willets and Abigail Powell (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] 15 May 1690 Huntington Bay, Suffolk, New York, United States
7 Sep 1782


Richard Willetts

Quoted from the books of the Monthly Meeting of Westbury, Long Island: "Jericho, the 4th day of the 1st mo. 1688. I was born 25th of tenth month in the year 1660 and I continued with my mother until I was 25 years of age, and in the year 1686 on 25th day of the first month, I took Abigail Bowne to wife, and we continued together until the 24th of the 11 month following and then she borne me a daughter and she called her name Hannah and we enjoyed each other in great love until the 16th of the 4th month 1688 and the the Lord took her to Himself and left me, Richard Willetts a sorrowful man with my motherless babe."

Abigail Powell

Abigail Powell
b.18 Apr 1668
d.2 Sep 1757
m. est 1665
  1. Thomas Powellest 1666 - 1731
  2. Abigail Powell1668 - 1757
  3. Elizabeth Powellabt 1670 - 1704
  4. John Powell1672 - 1738
  5. Jonas Powellabt 1674 -
  6. Caleb Powellabt 1676 - 1741
  7. Wait Powellabt 1678 - 1750
  8. Elisha Powellabt 1680 - 1739
Spouse and Children
m. 15 May 1690
  1. Abigail Willets1690/91 - 1777
  2. Mary Willets1692/93 - 1750
  3. Martha Willets1694/95 -
  4. Jacob Willets1697 - 1722
  5. Phebe Willets1699 - 1782
  6. Elizabeth Willets1701 - 1722
Facts and Events
Name Abigail Powell
Gender Female
Birth? 18 Apr 1668
Marriage 15 May 1690 Huntington Bay, Suffolk, New York, United Statesto Richard Willets
Death? 2 Sep 1757
Alt Death? 21 Sep 1757

Abigail Powell

'Richard Willets died . . . his widow lived till 1757, "having seen her granddaughter's grand child, and having her understanding and memory to admiration to the last." Richard Willets and wife Abigail (nee Powell) were both active members of the Society of Friends, and great unanimity seems to have subsisted between the two widows, mother-in-law Mary and daughter-in-law Abigail in their long continued widowhood.'[1]

  1. Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 73.

    [p. 73] Richard Willietts m. (2) "15, 3 mo. 1690" Abigail Powell.
    [p. 93-5] Will of Abigail Willets of Jericho, dated "12,6,1757" [12 Jun 1757], proved 25 Oct 1757, mentions "my three daughters Abigail Willis, Martha Valentine, Phebe Dodge", granddaughters Elisabeth Hewlett, Phebe Doty, and Ann Williams, Elisabeth Willis wife of John Willis of Oyster Bay, Mary Seaman wife of David Seaman; grandsons Adam Mott, Stephen Mott, Richard Willetts of Jericho Elisabeth wife of Jonathan Seaman, Esther wife of Samuel Way, Ann Williams dau. of Thomas Williams dec; children of my deceased daughter Mary; "sonsinlaw" Obadiah Valentine and John Willis executors.

  2.   Maurice Woehrle, ID mwoehrle (Woehrle).
  3.   New York. Surrogate's Court (New York County); New York. Prerogative Court; Robert H Kelby; and William Smith Pelletreau. Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 1665-1801. (New York, New York: Printed for the New York Historical Society, 1893-1909 [i.e. 1913]).

    Will of son, Jacob.

  4.   Website of James David Rubins

Richard Willets and Abigail Powell Marriage

  1. Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 29, 73.

    p. 29: ‘Abigail … m. Richard Willets 15, 3, 1690 at Huntington L. I., …’
    p. 73: ‘Richard … m. 2d 15, 3 mo. 1690, Abigail Powell, …’

  2. "Records of the Society of Friends of the City of New York and Vicinity, from 1640 to 1800", in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), Vol. 6, p. 98.

    15th day of ye third month may 1690. At Huntington, Richerd Willetts of Jerichoe on Long Iseland husbandman and Abigal Powell daughter of Thomas Power late of Huntington on said Island.