Abigail Russell

F, #64314, (12 May 1668 - 14 April 1722)
Father*Joseph Russell1 b. s 1640
Mother*Mary/2? Belcher1 b. s 1640
Last Edited:23 Jul 2017

Children with Matthew/3 Bridge:

  • Mary/4 Bridge6 b. 19 Jun 1688
  • Anna/4 Bridge7 b. 12 Sep 1691
  • Matthew/4 Bridge+8 b. 1 Mar 1693/94, d. 25 Mar 1761
  • Abigail/4 Bridge9 b. 1 Apr 1696, d. before 11 Apr 1771
  • Joseph/4 Bridge10 b. 8 Jul 1698
  • John/4 Bridge11 b. 1 Sep 1700
  • Elizabeth/4 Bridge12 b. 30 Nov 1703
  • Samuel/4 Bridge13 b. 2 May 1705
  • Martha/4 Bridge14 b. 20 Sep 1707
Findagrave.com, memorial #16639391. Photo by BobBoston.
Abigail Russell, born 12 May 1668 at Lexington, Massachusetts1, married Matthew/3 Bridge Jr., son of Matthew/2 Bridge and Anna/2 Danforth.2 She died at Lexington 14 Apr 1722, a. 533, and he 29 May 1738, a. 88.4 They are interred in the Old Burying Ground.5 Matthew's memorial extols her as a woman esteemed for her amiable disposition and Christian virtues.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 68, Abigail Russell b. Hereafter Lexington VR.
  2. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Mrs. Abigail Bridge d.
  3. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Abigail Bridge d.
  4. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Matthew Bridge d.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #16639407, #16639391.
  6. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Mary Bridge b.
  7. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Anna Bridge b.
  8. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Matthew Bridge b.
  9. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Abigaill Bridge b.
  10. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Joseph Bridge b., bp.
  11. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, John Bridge b., bp.
  12. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Elizabeth Bridge b., bp.
  13. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Samuell Bridge b., bp.
  14. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Martha Bridge b., bp.

Matthew/3 Bridge

M, #64315, (5 May 1650 - 29 May 1738)
Father*Matthew/2 Bridge1 b. 2 Apr 1620, d. 28 Apr 1700
Mother*Anna/2 Danforth1 b. s 1623, d. 9 Dec 1704
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:23 Jul 2017

Children with Abigail Russell:

  • Mary/4 Bridge7 b. 19 Jun 1688
  • Anna/4 Bridge8 b. 12 Sep 1691
  • Matthew/4 Bridge+1 b. 1 Mar 1693/94, d. 25 Mar 1761
  • Abigail/4 Bridge9 b. 1 Apr 1696, d. before 11 Apr 1771
  • Joseph/4 Bridge10 b. 8 Jul 1698
  • John/4 Bridge11 b. 1 Sep 1700
  • Elizabeth/4 Bridge12 b. 30 Nov 1703
  • Samuel/4 Bridge13 b. 2 May 1705
  • Martha/4 Bridge14 b. 20 Sep 1707
Findagrave.com, memorial #16639407. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Matthew/3 Bridge Jr., born 5 May 1650 at Lexington, Massachusetts1, married Abigail Russell, daughter of Joseph Russell and Mary/2? Belcher.2 She died at Lexington 14 Apr 1722, a. 533, and he 29 May 1738, a. 88.4 They are interred in the Old Burying Ground.5
     His epitaph (punctuation modernized) tells us he was A prominent and highly respected citizen, and a leading member of the church … He was the first of the line born in America, and from him the family have all descended … In early life he came with his father to this place, and with him struggled to advance its interests. The first church, established here by his aid, was sustained during his life, and remembered at his death. He served in King Philip's War in 1675: he joined the ill-fated expedition to Canada in 1690. At the organization of the town in 1712, he was chosen first selectman, and for [illegible] five years Treasurer of the town of Lexington. In 1687 he married Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary Russell, a woman esteemed for her amiable disposition and Christian virtues. She died December 14, 1722, aged 55 years.
     See Charles Hudson, Hist. Lexington.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 8, Matthew Bridge b. Hereafter Lexington VR.
  2. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Mrs. Abigail Bridge d.
  3. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Abigail Bridge d.
  4. [S267] Lexington VR, 167, Matthew Bridge d.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #16639407, #16639391.
  6. [S2260] Charles Hudson, History of the Town of Lexington, 2:21-26, "The Bridge Family."
  7. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Mary Bridge b.
  8. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Anna Bridge b.
  9. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Abigaill Bridge b.
  10. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, Joseph Bridge b., bp.
  11. [S267] Lexington VR, 8, John Bridge b., bp.
  12. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Elizabeth Bridge b., bp.
  13. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Samuell Bridge b., bp.
  14. [S267] Lexington VR, 9, Martha Bridge b., bp.