In memory of Abigail Gardiner, my Maternal 10th Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.
- Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894, by Caroline E. Robinson and Daniel B. Updike, 1895.
- “Recollections of olden times: Rowland Robinson of Narragansett and his unfortunate daughter: with genealogies of the Robinson, Hazard, and Sweet families of Rhode Island”, by Thomas R. Hazard and Willis P. Hazard, 1879.
- “The Gardiners of Narragansett”, by Caroline E. Robinson, 1919, p. 29-31.
- "History and genealogy of the ancestors and some descendants of Stukely Westcott: one of the thirteen original proprietors of Providence Plantation and the colony of Rhode Island", by Roscoe L. Whitman, 1932, p. 331-333.
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1700 Sep 24
1719 Nov 19
Abigail Gardiner was born on September 24, 1700. She was the daughter of William Gardiner. She married Caleb Hazard on November 19, 1719, and together they had four sons between 1721 and 1726, before Caleb died. Abigail married 2nd to the Deputy-Governor of Rhode Island, William Robinson, son of Rowland Robinson and Mary Allen. He was a large landholder, buying nearly four thousand acres of land. With Robinson she had six children, in addition to the three sons which survived from her union with Caleb Hazard. Including the son that died, she bore ten children. When her father died, she inherited one hundred pounds "to be laid out in plate to be marked with his name and his wife's". She was also named in her mother's will, in 1763. Abigail died in 1773. Her genealogy is well documented on pages 29-31 of Robinson’s 1919 book, “The Gardiners of Narragansett”.
Abigail Gardiner & Caleb Hazard were the parents of my ancestor,
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