Richard Dunham
Thomas Barlow
Johnathan Dunham
Abigail Barlow
(1590/1600-After 1669)

Abigail Dunham
(Abt 1626-Abt 1684)


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Stephen Atwood Sr

Abigail Dunham

  • Born: Abt 1626, Leiden, Holland
  • Marriage: Stephen Atwood Sr on 16 Nov 1644 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 117,130
  • Died: Abt 1684, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies about age 58

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 518
Stephen Atwood or Wodd was in Plymouth in 1643. He married Abigail Dunham, 6 Nov 1644 and settled in Eastham. From him are desended the Atwoods of Cape Cod. The Atwoods of Maine are largely in not entirely from this stock. A considerable immigration from Cape Cod town to Maine occurred in the later part of the last century.

Stephen was most likely born in England around 1620. He maried Abigail, the daughter of John Dunham of Plymouth. Soon after he moved to that part of Eastham set off in 1763 as Wellfleet, and resided there until his death in Febuary, 1694.

~Cape Cod Library, Volume I, Atwood Genealogy, P. 722

• Children. 81,154,518
Abigail Atwood b: Aug 1645
John Atwood b: abt 1646, died young
Hannah Atwood b: 14 Oct 1649
Eldad Atwood b: 2 Jul 1651 in Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. Anna Snow, daughter of Mark Snow and Anna Cook
Stephen Atwood b: abt 1653
Daniel Atwood b: abt 1655; living in 1693
Medad Atwood b: 16 Jan 1659; Married Esther Cole, daughter of Daniel Cole

Abigail married Stephen Atwood Sr, son of John Atwood and Joan Coleson, on 16 Nov 1644 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts 117,130(Stephen Atwood Sr was born about 1620 in London, Middlesex, England 518 and died in Feb 1694 in Eastham, Massachusetts 518.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage. 615
"Abigail Dunham did marry Stephen Atwood 6 Nov 1644 at Plymouth and her father was Deacon John Dunham. Her mother, however, was not Abigail Wood as Hills stated ..., but Abigail Barlow, daughter of Thomas Barlow, whom John had married in Leiden 22 Oct 1622. Their betrothal had been recorded 7 Oct 1622 with her father and sister Thomas and Anna Barlow as witnesses. John and Abigail lived in Zevenhuysen with the three children by John's first wife, Susanna Kenny.

Original Source: Bonnie Hubbard based on the material in the 1986 book, "Plymouth Colony - Its History & People 1620 - 1691" by Stratton


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