52 Ancestors – Week 345: #555 Abigail (Smith) Fisher (1686-1725) of Medfield, Massachusetts

Abigail Smith (1686-1725)  is number 555 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #554 John Fisher (1677-1727)  in 1705 in Medfield, now Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #277 Abigail Fisher (1711-1785) who married #276 John Plimpton (1708-1756)  in 1731.
*  their son #138 Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) who married #139 Mary Guild (1735-1800) in 1756.
*  their daughter #69 Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850) who married #68  Aaron Smith (1765-1841) in 1795.
*  their son #34 Alpheus Smith (1802-1840)   who married  #35 Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869) in 1826.
*  their daughter, #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) who married #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
 


*   Name:                        Abigail Smith[1–2]    
*  Alternate Name:         Abigail Fisher[3]
*  Sex:                            Female    
*  Father:                        Samuel Smith (1641-1691)    
*  Mother:                      Sarah Clarke (1650-1704)  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
   
*   Birth:                        18 December 1686, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[1]    
*  Death:                        23 February 1724/5 (age 38), Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[3]  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                  John Fisher (1677-1727)    
*  Marriage 1:               23 April 1705 (age 18), Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[2]    

*  Child 1:                    Solomon Fisher (1706-1706)    
*  Child 2:                    Abigail Fisher (1707-1711)    
*  Child 3:                    Sarah Fisher (1709-1711)    
*  Child 4:                    Abigail Fisher (1711-1785)    
*  Child 5:                    John Fisher (1714-1777)    
*  Child 6:                    Sarah Fisher (1719-1756)    
*  Child 7:                    Joshua Fisher (1724-    )  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  
Abigail Smith was born 18 December 1686 in Medfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Samuel Smith and Sarah Clarke[1].
Abigail Smith married John Fisher on 23 April 1705 in Medfield[2].  He was born 22 December 1677 in Medifield, the son of John Fisher and Hannah Adams.  John and Abigail (Smith) Fisher had seven children, all born in Medfield and recorded in the town record book:
*  Solomon Fisher (1706-1706).
*  Abigail Fisher (1707-1711).
*  Sarah Fisher (1709-1785).
*  Abigail Fisher (1711-1785), married 1731 John Plimpton (1708-1756).
*  John Fisher (1714-1777), married 1736 Dorcas Adams (1717-1807).
*  Sarah Fisher (1719-1756).
*  Joshua Fisher (1725-????), married 1752 Silence Adams (1724-????).
Abigail (Smith) Fisher died 23 February 1724/5 at age 38[2], just days after the birth of her youngest son Joshua Fisher, leaving four children aged 0 to 13 without their mother.  
There is no burial record available for Abigail (Smith) Fisher, but she may have been buried in Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield.

5)  SOURCES

1. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, page 90, Abigail Smith entry, 18 December 1686.
2. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Marriages, page 171, John Fisher and Abigail Smith entry, 23 April 1705.
3. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Deaths, page 211, Abigail Fisher, wife of John Fisher, entry, 23 February 1724/5.

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NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2020 for a seventh year to 364 Ancestors in 364 Weeks.  The list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in   https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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Posted On: August 28, 2020 at 11:00AM