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Abby Mowry

Abby Mowry

Female 1802 - 1897  (95 years)

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  • Name Abby Mowry 
    Born 18 Jan 1802  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Jun 1897  Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pocasset Cemetery, Acotes Hill, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18986  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 

    Father Nathaniel Mowry,   b. 27 Oct 1771, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1816, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Martha Tucker,   b. Abt 1772,   d. 19 Nov 1842, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1792  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Andrew Smith,   b. 1785,   d. Bef Jun 1850, of, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sessions Mowry Smith,   b. 1820, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1891, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Laura Ann Smith,   b. Abt 1825, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1873, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     3. Henry Smith,   b. 1825, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Martha Mowry Smith,   b. 20 Jun 1828, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1910, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Andrew Waterman Smith,   b. Between 1832 and 1833, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1912, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Willard Eddy,   b. 25 Dec 1796, , , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1877, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Between 22 Jul 1850 and 11 Jun 1860  prob, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1802 - , , Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 22 Jul 1850 and 11 Jun 1860 - prob, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1897 - Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pocasset Cemetery, Acotes Hill, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "John Smith, the Miller, of Providence Rhode Island: Some of His Descendants," by Charles William Farnham, in _Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals_ (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 2:91. Gives her parents as Daniel Mowry (18973) and Joanna Smith (18972).

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Abby Mowry," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jun 2013. She writes:
      I don't think that  Abby Mowry {18986} is the dau. of Daniel Mowry {18973} and Joanna Smith {18972}, given her birth dates of either 1795 or 1803.   I have in my database an Abby Smith (1802-1897), dau. of Nathaniel Smith, as the wife of Willard Eddy (1796-1877).  However, a note in Abby's file says her name is Abby Mowry, dau. of Nathaniel Mowry.  Abby Smith and Willard Eddy {prob. 18989} were married June 23, 1852 in Providence, Providence, RI (src: Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916).  I have merged Abby Smith and Abby Mowry in my database and disconnected her from Daniel Mowry and Joanna Smith.  A possibility for Nathaniel Mowry, father of Abby Mowry, would be Nathaniel Mowry {18974}, son of Daniel Mowry and Joanna Smith.  What do you think?
      Cites 1850 Census, Providence, Providence, RI (birth).

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 30 Jun 2013. Cites/notes the following:
      • A little more info to add about Abby Mowry {18986}.  Perhaps the additional info might help to clarify Abby's parentage as that of Nathaniel Mowry {18974} and Martha Tucker {18975}.   I like to think that she was named for her maternal grandmother (Abigail Staples) and named a son for her brother Sessions Mowry.  This is one of these "feels right" situations without hard proof.  I agree, the earlier genealogies have lots of errors, but it's amazing what was done without benefit of computer (or maybe even a typewriter).
      • Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950: Abby Eddy {18986} age 95, dau. of Daniel (sic) and Martha Mowry, d. 05 Jun 1897 in Johnston (or Providence), Providence, RI.
      • Rhode Island Cemeteries Database: Abby (Smith) Eddy {18986} b. January 18, 1802, d. June 05, 1897, wife of Willard Eddy {18989}, bur. Pocasset Cemetery, Acotes Hill, Glocester, RI.
      • Census extracts: In 1850 Abby Smith {18986} is head of household in Providence, Providence, RI that includes her son Waterman and dau. and son-in-law Laura and James Searle.  In 1860 and 1870 census, Providence, Providence, RI Abby {18986} and Willard Eddy {18989}, are residing in Providence, Providence, RI.  In 1880 Abby Eddy, a widow, is living in Johnston, Providence, RI next to her son Andrew W. Smith.
      • Info on Willard Eddy: Willard EDDY {18989 & 49128} b: December 25, 1796 in CT src1: Rhode Island Vital Records, src2: The Eddy Family in America d: May 14, 1877 in Providence, Providence, RI src: Rhode Island Vital Records b: West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, CT src: Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions in Windham Co., CT
      • In an earlier message, I said that I disconnected Abby Mowry {18986} from Daniel Mowry {18973} and Joanna Smith {18972}.  I've also disconnected some of her siblings and connected her and them to Nathaniel Mowry {18974} and Martha Tucker {18975}:
        • Sessions Mowry
        • Alma Mowry; her husband is Thomas Sayles Appleby {19556}.


      !SOURCE: 22 Jul 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island, p. 32, dwelling 184, family 246 (sharing the dwelling with Elizabeth Smith and Phebe Smith, who are listed as family 245):
      • Abby Smith, 47, b. RI
      • James Searle, 27, Cigar Maker, b. RI
      • Laura E. Searle, 25, b. RI
      • Emeline Anthony, 16, b. RI
      • Waterman Smith, 17, b. RI


      !SOURCE: 11 Jun 1860 U.S. Federal Census of Providence Ward 7, Providence, Rhode Island, p. 72, dwelling 421, family 615:
      • William Eddy, 63, Grocer, b. RI
      • Abby Eddy, 58, b. NH


      !SOURCE: 24 Jun 1870 U.S. Federal Census of Providence, Ward 7, Providence, Rhode Island, p. 118, dwelling 702, family 1040:
      • Eddy, Willard, 74, (retired) grocer, b. CT
      • Eddy, Abby, 68, Keeping House, b. RI


      !SOURCE: 3 Jun 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Johnston (3rd District), Providence, County, Rhode Island, p. 7-8:
      • Eddy, Abbie, 78, b. RI, parents b. RI
      • Smith, Andrew W., 47, Brick and Stone Mason, b. RI, parents b. RI
      • Smith, Martha L., 46, wife, housekeeping, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. RI


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