Name: Abigail Milleman
Given Name: Abigail
Birth: ABT 1730
Death: ABT 1783 in Tyringham, Berkshire, MA
Some accounts state that Anna Abigail, daughter of John Milliman and Anna Bryant, married William Bentley. However, the will of Elizabeth Case, mother of Ann Case, names her granddaughter Abigail, wife of William Bentley. The marriage record of Abigail and William Bentley states that Abigail is "of Aaron and Ann".
Change Date: 26 Oct 2005 at 15:44:27
The 1747, Washington Co. Court of Common Pleas, p. 616, states that Caleb Weight of Exeter, laborer, was charged by the overseer of the poor of South Kingston on 8 Sep 1747 with maintenance of a male bastard child born in South Kingston of the body of Abigail Milliman of South Kingston, singlewoman.The singlewoman in question was Abigail, daughter of Aaron and Ann, since Abigail, daughter of John and Anna (Bryant) Milliman, would have been only nine years of age at that time.
In 1753, Ann Milliman and her Daughter Abigail were warned to depart fourthwith out of the town of Richmond, R. I. "with their families", indicating that both had families, i.e. that Abigail had a child, undoubtedly Wait Milliman. The following April, Abigail married William Bentley in Richmond.
About 1777, the Bentleys moved to Tyringham, Berkshire Co., MA. In 1783, Abigail Bentley deeded to Jeremiah Tefft of Richmond, RI, 80 acres of land in Richmond. At that time, Abigail was "of Tyringham." Wait Milleman's land was located in Tyringham next to the Bentley property.
Source: Will of Elizabeth Case.
Town records of South Kingston, RI.
Town records of Richmond, RI.
NEHGR Vol. 73 for ancestry of Caleb Wait.
Father: Aaron Milleman b: ABT 1680 c: 15 Feb 1681 in St. Paul without the Walls, Canterbury, Kent, England
Mother: Ann Case b: 18 Jan 1704 in , , RI
William Bentley b: 29 May 1735 in Westerly, Washington, RI
21 Apr 1754
in Richmond, Washington, RI
- Sarah Bentley b: 5 Feb 1755 in Richmond, Washington, RI
- Thomas Bentley b: 5 May 1757 in Richmond, Washington, RI
- Elisha Bentley b: 21 Oct 1759 in Richmond, Washington, RI
- Anna Bentley b: 26 Jul 1762 in Richmond, Washington, RI
- William Bentley b: 25 Apr 1765 in Richmond, Washington, RI
- Bathsheba Bentley b: 1767
- Solomon Bentley b: 15 Feb 1770 in , , CT
- Elizabeth Bentley b: 13 Jul 1772 in , , MA
Caleb Waite b: 11 Sep 1727 in North Kingston, Washington, RI
- Wait Milleman b: ABT 1747 in South Kingston, Washington, RI