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In memory of Mary Knowlton, my Maternal 9th Great-Grandmother on the HARVEY branch.


Abbe Genealogy, by F. J. A. Wallace, 1911.

Dow, Ball, Eaton and allied families : a genealogical study with biographical notes, by American Historical Co., 1951. [Link]

Errata and Addenda of Dr. Stocking's History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America, by George H. Knowlton, 1903, p. 3-4. [Link]

The Essex Antiquarian, Vol. 1, p. 14-66 and 149. [Link]

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Mary Knowlton

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Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts


1672 Oct 12

Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts




Windham, Connecticut



Mary Knowlton was born in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, 1653. She married Samuel Abbe on October 12, 1672, in Wenham, Massachusetts, and removed to Windham, Connecticut. Samuel died in March of 1698 and Mary remarried to Abraham Mitchell, in Windham, Connecticut. She died in 1716 at the age of 62 or 63.


There is some confusion regarding Mary Knowlton, requiring additional research. Was she the daughter of William Knowlton & Elizabeth Balch, or of John Knowlton and Elizabeth Welch? Did she die in 1698 or 1716?


Mary Knowlton & Samuel Abbe were the parents of my ancestor,

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