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Sample Find A Grave Record April 15, 2016

Abigail Wigglesworth Sweetser my 8X Great Grandmother

Abigail Wigglesworth Sweetser
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Birth: 1632
Death: Jul. 22, 1718
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

“Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts” William Richard Cutter Published in 1908 (Pages 1592+)Benjamin Sweetser, son of Seth Sweetser (1st wife, Bethia and 2nd wife Mrs Elizabeth Oakes) and Mrs Elizabeth Oakes, was born in Tring. England, about 1632, died July 22, 1718.

He came to Charlestown with his parents when an infant. He inherited the homestead. He followed his trade of last-maker in Charlestown. He was a prominent Baptist at the time that denomination was being oppressed by the Puritans, and he was fined fifty pounds and imprisoned for being a Baptist. His will is dated May 5, 1716, and proved August 12, 1718.

He bequeathed to his wife, to sons Benjamin, Samuel, Joseph and Wigglesworth.

He married Abigail Wigglesworth, born 1632, died July 22, 1718, aged eighty-six years, according to her gravestone.

Children born at Charlestown:
1 – Abigail, Married Andrew Simpson
2 – Bethia, Married October 30, 1663, Edward Paine; second, Isaac Wheeler
3 – Benjamin, born April 24, 1666, died at Maiden, september 23, 1720
4 – Seth, born July 7, 1668
5 – Joseph, born January 14, 1670
6 – Samuel, born August 1, 1673
7 – Wigglesworth, born May 28, 1677
Found on Ancestry.com, the following records:

US New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Benjamin Sweetser (1632-1718) & Abigail Wigglesworth (1640- ) Married 1660 in Charlestown
(Abigail Married 2nd Rev Ellis Callender 1719)
Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1988
Ellis Callender and Mary or Eliza Sweetser
Married in Boston on Nov 17, 1719

(Ellis Callender born 1641, died 18 May 1728, Boston)

Family links:
Benjamin Cooke Sweetser (1633 – 1718)

Benjamin Sweetser (1666 – 1720)*
Seth Sweetser (1668 – 1731)*

*Calculated relationship

Phipps Street Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Abigail <i>Wigglesworth</i> Sweetser
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