Moses Abbott

Moses ABBOTT is my first cousin nine times removed; we are related through his grandparents, my ninth great grandparents John and Judith (BLOTT) GREENE.  Moses was born to Thomas and Elizabeth (GREENE) ABBOTT 1668 in Berwick, Maine.[1]  He married 11 September 1701 to Rebecca (KNIGHT) in Boston, Massachusetts.[2]  Moses and Rebecca had eight children that were baptized at the Second Church in Boston they were:  Richard, Hull, Moses, Elizabeth, Richard, Moses, Rebekah and Ebenezer, I do believe the second Richard and Moses are correct, due to the dates of birth and death.[3]   Moses died probably February 1716/7 in York, Maine.


According to a deed dated 9 June 1729, it states that the land was formerly owned by Moses Abbot, but it does not state the years it was owned by him.  This land was in Berwick, Maine, most likely the land given to him by his father prior to his death.  Moses was not named in his father’s will either because he had received the land already or he was dead before his probate was completed.

[1] Joseph Crook Anderson II, “Eleven Thomas Abbotts of Berwick, Maine, and Vicinity,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors ( online 21 August 2013), Moses Abbott.  William Richard Cutter, editorial supervisor, Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs: Relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1908; reprint, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, n.d.), 1021, Walter Abbott; digital images, The Internet Archive, Internet Archive Open Library ( online 21 August 2013.

[2] George Thomas Little, “Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine,” (Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1909) online book, ( : 2013); Abbott.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, “Old Kittery and Her Families,” (Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, Kittery, ME), online book, Google Books ( 2013); Abbott 270-272.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch ( online 21 August 2013), Moses Abbott and Rebecca Knight marriage 11 September 1701.

[3] Chandler Robbins, “TEG Feature Article: Admissions and Baptisms at the Second Church [Boston],” The Essex Genealogist, 12 (1992), online archives, American Ancestors ( online 21 August 2013), Moses Abbotts family.


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