Sunday, May 4, 2014

52 Ancestors: #18, Abigail (Greene) Hodsdon

Abigail Greene, my great-great-grandmother, was born 26 Jun 1814 in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, one of six children of Guy Greene and Hannah R. Gould.1 On 30 Dec 1834, she married Isaac Hodsdon in Hollis, York County, Maine.2 They moved to Byron, Oxford County, Maine, where Isaac, like most of his neighbors, was a farmer.

Abigail and Isaac had nine children:
  1. Jacob H. Hodsdon, b. 1836, married Lydia Merrill
  2. Mary Abigail Hodsdon, b. 1837, married Charles Cole
  3. Luther Merrill Hodsdon, b. 1840, d. 1859 unmarried
  4. Isaac Winfield Hodsdon, b. 1843, married Octavia Merrill
  5. Francis Ireland Hodsdon, b. 1844, married Emma Ireland
  6. Silas Marchant Hillman Hodsdon, b. 1847, married Kate Rand
  7. Matilda Ann Hodsdon, b. 1849, married Alvarado Reed
  8. Sarah Arabelle Hodsdon, b. 1851, d. 1855
  9. Charles L. Hodsdon, b. 1853, married Mary Gilcrease

Isaac Hodsdon family monument, Byron Village Cemetery, Byron, Oxford Co., Maine
Abigail died in 1878 and is buried in the Byron Village Cemetery with her husband and their two children who died young, Luther and Sarah.3

My descent from Abigail Greene:
  • Abigail Greene and Isaac Hodsdon
  • Silas Marchant Hillman Hodsdon and Kate Maria Rand
  • Mary Milliken Hodsdon and Chester Frank Kirk (my paternal grandparents)

(Note: This post is in response to Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge at No Story Too Small.)

  1. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 May 2014), Abigail Green birth, 1814.
  2. “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 May 2014), Isaac Hodsdon and Abigail Greene, 1834.
  3. Byron Village Cemetery (Byron, Oxford County, Maine), Isaac Hodsdon family monument, read and photographed by the author, 13 Oct 2013.

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