Abigail GATES

Female 1671 - 1775  (103 years)


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  • Name Abigail GATES  [1
    Born 14 Aug 1671  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Mar 1775  [1
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "New England Historical and Genealogical Register": Nathaniel Sparhawk lived in the part of Cambridge which became the town of Brighton. In "Historical Brighton," by J.P.C. Winship, p. 160, are found the following statements concerning Abigail. "About a year after Nathaniel's death his widow Abigail married Joseph Mayo. At his death she returned to her old home in Brighton to live with her grandson, Nathaniel. Here she lived to the great age of one hundred and six years. During the last few years of her life she was so feeble that she had to sit in a chair with a bar across the front to support her. This chair was one of the family curiosities until a few years ago, when it disappeared." Mrs. Mayo was not quite as old as is stated above. The record published in the "Pennsylvania Magazine was probably copied from a Boston paper. She was actually in her 104th year at the time of her death.
    Person ID I23964  Main Tree

    Father Simon GATES,   b. 1645, Cambridge, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1692, Muddy River (Brookline), Norfolk, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margaret BARSTOW,   b. 24 Feb 1648/9,   d. 13 Apr 1707, Brookline, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Nov 1670  [1
    Family ID F08607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nathaniel SPARHAWK,   d. 08 Nov 1734 
    Married 02 Jan 1693  Braintree, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F08608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph MAYO,   b. Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1747 
    Married 16 Oct 1735  [1
    Family ID F08609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1671 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jan 1693 - Braintree, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02768] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1966, Vol. 120.