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9. Abigail WARD26 was born on 14 May 1643 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. She died on 23 July 1718 at the age of 75.27

After Moses' death, Abigail married by contract dated 2 Jun 1685, Edward Howard. This appears to not have been a good marriage.
The overseers of Moses Dimon's will complained to the Court on 9 Feb 1685/6 against Edward Howard, Executor by marriage. He was engaged to pay the portions to the children. On 16 Mar 1687/8, Abigail Howard complained that she wanted comforts and provisions for herself and child. The Court ordered Abigail to live with one of the overseers of Dimon's estate at the charge of her husband Howard until he provides.

Abigail WARD and Moses DIMON were married on 2 May 1670 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Moses DIMON20, son of Thomas DIMON, was born about 1638.28,29 He died before 15 April 1684 at the age of 46.


The Ward book gives Moses a birth of 1648 but it's likely the 1638 is closer to being correct. He was over 14 in 1658 when his father died. His brother Thomas was apprenticed for five years, indicating he was likely about 16 or born 1642 or so. Moses wasn't apprenticed so probably old enough to make his own way.

Moses Dimon purchased land from John Purdy, 19 Dec 1670. He witnessed a deed from John Burr to Jehu Burr in early 1673.

Will dated 21 Mar 1683. Names wife Abigail, son Moses; daughters Abigail, Hester, and Grace. Brethren John Burr and Samuel Ward, overseers. Inventory was dated 15 Apr 1684.

After Moses' death, Abigail married by contract dated 2 Jun 1685, Edward Howard.
The overseers of Moses Dimon's will complained to the Court on 9 Feb 1685/6 against Edward Howard, Executor by marriage. He was engaged to pay the portions to the children. On 16 Mar 1687/8, Abigail Howard complained that she wanted comforts and provisions for herself and child. The Court ordered Abigail to live with one of the overseers of Dimon's estate at the charge of her husband Howard until he provides.

Abigail WARD and Moses DIMON had the following children:

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i.

Moses DIMON26 was born on 7 October 1672 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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ii.

Abigail DIMON26 was born on 20 August 1676 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Abigail married about 1700 to Samuel Smedley.

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iii.

Thomas DIMON26 was born on 15 September 1678 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Thomas died young.

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iv.

Hester DIMON26 was born (date unknown).

Hester is probably the Esther who died 11 Sep 1744 in her 63rd year - she had married about 1707 to Capt. Samuel Rowland.

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v.

Grace DIMON26 was born (date unknown).

Grace was probably born circa 1683-84.

Abigail WARD and Edward HOWARD were married on 2 June 1685. Edward HOWARD was born (date unknown).