Abigail DRESSER

Abigail is my fifth four times removed through Reverend Robert and Sarah (WINTER) JORDAN, her fourth great grandparents, my eighth great grandparents.  Abigail is related to her husband Nathaniel as first cousins and third cousins.  Nathaniel and Abigail didn’t have any children, during their six year marriage.  Abigail and Nathaniel were enumerated 31 July 1850 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME, with a Patience Farr, an unknown relationship.[1]

Abigail DRESSER was born 29 November 1810 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[2]  She was a daughter of Richard and Lydia (JORDAN) DRESSER.  She died 11 April 1852 in Poland, Androscoggin, ME.[3]  She is interred at Locust Cemetery in Poland, Androscoggin, ME.[4]  Abigail married Nathaniel JORDAN 31 October 1847 in Pownal, Cumberland, ME.[5]  Nathaniel was born 3 July 1818 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[6]  He was the son of Richard and Sarah “Sally” (MCKENNEY) JORDAN.  His marriage to Abigail is his third marriage.  His first wife was Sarah Jane WOODBURY; his second wife was Hannah SMITH.[7]  Nathaniel died 2 October 1908.[8]

[1] 1850 U.S. census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, New Gloucester, page 59B, dwelling 27, family 30, Patience Farr; FHL microfilm 9720; NARA microfilm publication M432, 250.

[2] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 139, 358 [Abigail Dresser #1889], 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

[3] Annonson, The Family Jordan, 139, 358 [Abigail Dresser #1889], 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 26 April 2015), Abigail Jordan; memory 95355225.

[5] Annonson, The Family Jordan, 139, 358 [Abigail Dresser #1889], 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

[6] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 26 April 2015), Nathaniel Jordan.  Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

[7] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 31 December 2014), Nathaniel Jordan and Sarah Jane Woodberry; FHL microfilm 10814.  Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 1205260, Nathaniel Jordan and Sarah Jane Woodberry, 2 November 1842; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 31 December 2014); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Annonson, The Family Jordan, 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

[8] Annonson, The Family Jordan, 139, 140, 358 [Nathaniel Jordan #1905].

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