15. Ebenezer4 Abbe (Samuel3, John Abbe2 Jr., John1 Abbe) was born July 31, 1683 in Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts, and died December 5, 1758 in Windham, Connecticut. He mar-ried Mary Allen October 28, 1707 in Mansfield, Connecticut, daughter of Joshua Allen and Mary.
Ebenezer Abbe is Gideon Abbey's Father. When Ebenezer Abbey Jr. was born, the fam-ily changed the spelling of our last name by adding the Y.He was 75 years, 4 months, 5 days old at the time of his death.
Ebenezer Abbe relocated with his father, Samuel Abbe, to the locality known as "Brick-top" in 1698, worked in Norwich for a time, about 1705: was in Windham in 1706 and later lived at North Winham and Mansfield.
In 1715, Ebenezer Abbe was one of the settlers who formed Canada.
One of Ebenezer Abbe's sons, JOSHUA ABBE, was a large land-owner. His extensive holdings at North Windham, Connecticut, were generally called his "Kingtom, while he was known as King Abbe". Joshua Abbe was a man of large heart, generous impulses and liberal opinions; of great vigor of both mind and body and a match for anyone in shrewdness and wit. His strong religious feelings made him a conspicuous leader in a sect which arose from the Baptist denomination in Windham, Connecticut, and became known as Abbe - ites. His home was ever open for religious meetings or for the enter-tainment of guests. Among celebrated guests is the name of "Mother" Ann Lee, founder of the sect of shakers. In 1804, he had 9 children, 88 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Joshua Abbe married Mary Ripley, in Wind-ham, Connecticut, on April 14, 1736. Mary was born November 18, 1716, at Windham, Conn; and died October 13, 1769, at Windham.
Ebenezer Abbe had twelve children:
Children of Ebenezer Abbe and Mary Allen are:
21 i. Ebenezer Abbey5 Jr., born July 27, 1708 in Windham, Connecticut. He mar-ried Abigall Cary February 22, 1729.
22 ii. Elizabeth Abbey, born September 11, 1709. She married Daniel Cross No-vember 13, 1735 in Mansfield, Connecticut.
23 iii. Joshua Abbey, born January 20, 1710 in Mansfield, Connecticut; died January 13, 1807 in North Windham, Windham, Connecticut. He married Mary Ripley April 14, 1736 in Windham, Connecticut.
24 iv. Mary Abbey, born September 21, 1712 in Windham, Connecticut; died March 4, 1735 in Windham, Connecticut. She married Jonathan Bingham May 9, 1734 in Windham, Connecticut.
25 v. Nathan Abbey, born May 6, 1714.
+ 26 vi. Gideon Abbey, born February 13, 1715 in Mansfield, Connecticut; died 1784 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.
27 vii. Samuel Abbey, born April 24, 1719 in Windham County, Connecticut.
28 viii. Zerviah Abbey, born March 17, 1720. She married Elihu Marsh May 10, 1736 in Windham, Connecticut.
29 ix. Jerusha Abbey, born October 22, 1722 in Mansfield, Connecticut. She mar-ried Samuel Wood March 31, 1742 in Mansfield, Connecticut.
30 x. Abigail Abbey, born August 1, 1724. She married Benjamin Cary in Wind-ham, Connecticut.
31 xi. Miriam Abbey, born August 31, 1726; died December 2, 1823. She married William Cross October 5, 1745 in Mansfield, Connecticut.
32 xii. Solomon Abbey, born May 29, 1730 in North Windham, Connecticut; died 1799 in Mansfield, Connecticut.