Abel Holbrook1

M, b. circa 1653, d. 5 May 1747
FatherRichard Holbrook b. 1617, d. a 29 Mar 1670
MotherAgnes (?) d. a 29 Mar 1671
     Abel was born circa 1653 at Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, being the first white child born there. In 1675, he was among the first twenty-three to settle in Derby, Connecticut. He was a tavern keeper. Abel married Hanna Merwin on 20 September 1683 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. Abel's wife, Hanna, died on 20 October 1740 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, leaving him a widower. Abel married 2nd Sarah Platt after 20 October 1740 in New Haven County, Connecticut. Sarah was 1st married to a Mr. Beach. Abel departed this life on Friday, 5 May 1747 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut.


Hanna Merwin b. 1667, d. 20 Oct 1740


  1. [S305] Mary Louise Holbrook, The Holbrook Family of Derby, Connecticut, page 3 -.