Founders Cemetery, Marker #25
Epitaph: She sleeps in the grave and how sweet are her slumbers away from life’s conflict, temptations and woes! No fretting day the freed spirit numbers, Blessed are they who in Jesus repose
Abigail was born about April 1829 and died 20 Sept 1852, age 23 years 5 months. She was the daughter of Theophilus Crosby and his first wife, Catherine Welch.
Abigail married, probably about 1850, Abijah Raymond, son of Abijah and Zilpha (Crocker) Raymond. Abigail and Abijah probably had only one child, Annie, who was born about 1851. Abigail’s death may have been connected with the birth of Annie. Following Abigail’s death Abijah married Mary Shehan by whom he had seven children. The family, including Annie, were living in Boston in 1870.
Also buried in Founders Cemetery are Abigail’s father Theophilus, her step-mother Margaret, a brother John, two step-brothers both named Ansel, and a step-sister Elizabeth. Abijah’s mother, Zilpha, is also buried there. The death date and burial place of Abigail’s mother, Catherine, have not been found.
Abigail is a Mayflower descendant, being descended, through her father, from Mayflower passenger, William Brewster.
More information about Abigail, her parents, and family may be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have additional information about Abigail, particularly the cause of her death as well as the death and burial place of her mother.