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Abigail Sollis

Female Est 1725 - 1765  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name Abigail Sollis 
    Born Est 1725  Beverly, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Oct 1765  Haverhill, Massachusetts Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20277  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 

    Family Ebenezer [Middleton] Reynolds,   b. Est 1715, North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1795, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 1747  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of Ebenezer and Abigail Sollis Reynolds
      Benjamin [123], b. Mar. 31, 1748.
      Ebbnezer [133], b. Apr. 21, 1760.
      John, b. Aug. 14, 1752; d. Sept. 14, 1753.
      Stephen [136], b. July 3, 1754.
      John, b. June 18, 1766 ; d. June 16, 1760.
      Molly (Mary) [146], b. July, 1758.
      Abigail [158], b. Dec. 7, 1760
     1. Stephen [49] of Ebenezer Reynolds,   b. 3 Jul 1754, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1798, Vershire, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Samuel of Ebenezer Reynolds,   b. Abt 1768, Hollis, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1834, Hollis, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F7535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S126] United States Archives,
      45. Ebenezer2 [9] (SamueU), learned a different trade from either of his older brothers, ? that of a blacksmith, ? and probably in the neighboring village of Haverhill, where we find him,
      " Jan. 7, 1748" (by mistake on the county records, " 1744," as he was then a minor) receiving, by deed from " agents of the town of Haverhill, for £33 10s. (N. T. in hand before), a certain piece of parsonage land, on Merrimack River, and containing about 8 acres " ;
      *' Mar. 6, 1748," just after his first marriage, he buys of Edmund Mooers, for '" £750, O. T., a lott of land with a dwelling house there on" ; "Apr. 7, 1748," with " Abigail his wife," he conveys to " William Greenleaf, for £220, 0. T., one half ^q acre in Haverhill, formerly of the parsonage land so called " ; and " Apr. 17, 1749,"
      to Samuel White, for " £75, about J of an acre, at a place commonly known by the name of the River Parsonage Lots." He must have received a dowry by his wife, or else have worked quite successfully at his trade before 1748, since the amount received from his father's estate by will at " twenty-one years of age," could only have helped him to the first or parsonage purchase (above), out of which the two last deeds show that he was making what would be called, in these days, a " handsome speculation," while reserving the second purchase for his own homestead. Eight other deeds are found conveyijig real estate in Haverhill to him, and eleven others, from him to others, also in Haverhill, and all prior to 1784, showing that his business relations were quite extensive in that place. The following also marks the time of his purchasing the estate, afterwards given to his son Samuel [54] in Hollis : " Feb. 5, 1777," Ebenezer and Thomas Jaquith and wives (their marks), " to Ebenezer Runels, for £666 18s. 4d.
      255 acres of land partly in Hollis, N. H., and partly in Dunstable, Mass." .As a blacksmith in Haverhill, he had, for the times, a large establishment, devoting himself mainly to the oversight of his numerous employes. Was engaged considerably in the ironing of vessels, and was also partner in a ship-building interest at Newburyport, according to tradition among the
      descendants of his oldest son in Maine. His residence in Haverhill was situated on the present Washington Square; house, where now the Lafayette and Washington Blocks, with garden in rear and extending east to the Little River ; shop,
      opposite the house, in rear of the present Christian Baptist Meeting-house. He m., 1st, Abigail Sollis, of Beverly, 1747. She d. Oct. 3, 1765, and the next year he m., 2d, Hannah Smith,
      of Haverhill who was b. May 8, 1742, in H., and there d. Mar. 29, 1814, aged 72. The writer has a copy of his Will, dated Feb. 10, 1795, agreeing with the Essex Prob. Recs. ; abstract as follows : ?
      ** I give unto my oldest son, Benjamin, £10 lawful money, to be paid out of my estate in three years. To Stephen, £15, ditto in two years. To my son Ebenezer^ 8 children, Ebenezer and Abigail, £20 each. To my daughter, Mary Ayer, £5, in one year. To my daughter, Abigail Hagget, one feather bed, one mahogany case of drawers, and £10, In two years.
      I give to Samuel 40 shillings, and require him to pay to his mother 30 shillings yearly, during her natural life." [This in consideration of the Hollis property which he had previously received ] " To Nathaniel, £60, to he paid in two years. To Daniel and Ebenezer, equally, one half the house
      and garden I now possess. To Hannah, £30, in one year after my decease.
      To Thomas, a piece of land in Haverhill, with house thereon, in which he now lives. To Daniel and Thomas, equally, the shop, shop lot and tools,
      ordering them to pay Stephen 60 shillings each, within two years. Finally, to my wife, Hannah, and my son Thomas, jointly, all other property in
      Haverhill, making them Executors of my will, and ordering them to raise money as needed, by the sale of my Pepperell farm (so called), dividing
      the balance equally among all my children."
      Account of Executors was rendered " Dec. 14, 1795." Property prized, in all, " at J4,632.73," including his " Pepperell farm at 81,686.67," and his '^ Mansion house, and land adjoining in
      Haverhill, at 61,000." The words '^Memento Mori" are on his gravestone in the old Haverhill cemetery, which also gives his death, "Aug. 4, 1795," aged 69. Children, b. in Haverhill, ? an equal number by each of his two wives.
      46. Benjamin [123], b. Mar. 31, 1748.
      47. Ebbnezer [133], b. Apr. 21, 1760.
      48. John, b. Aug. 14, 1752; d. Sept. 14, 1753.
      49. Stephen [136], b. July 3, 1754.
      60. John, b. June 18, 1766 ; d. June 16, 1760.
      61. Molly (Mary) [146], b. July, 1758.
      62. Abigail [158], b. Dec. 7, 1760.
      63. Thomas, b. Dec. 14, 1763; d. Nov. 16, 1766.
      64. Samuel [163], b. Mar. 16, 1767.
      66. Thomas [171], b. Feb. 7, 1769.
      66. Nathaniel Stevens [180], b. June 23, 1771.
      67. Daniel, b. Oct. 22, 1773; d. Sept. 22, 1774.
      68. Daniel [192], b. Dec. 18 (Fam. Rec. says ** Sept. 22, 1776.
      69. Ebenezer [198], b. 1778; not found on the Haverhill Bees.
      60. Hannah, b. Apr. 22, 1783 ; d. Feb. 22, 1787.
      61. Hannah [201J, b. July 12 (4), 1787.