Families: Clark/Alcocke | Allyn | Taylor
| Hall | Myres | June
(2) Anthony Annable, born about 1599 in Kent Co., England, died 1674 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He emigrated to Massachusetts on the ship Anne in 1623 and married second on 3 March 1644/1645 in Barnstable, Anne Clark or Alcocke, born 1608 in England, died 16 March 1657/1658 in Barnstable. Parents of:
(4) John Annable, born 19 July 1673 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; married 16 June 1692 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, Experience Merks Taylor, born 1 June 1672 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. Parents of:
(5) John Annable, born 31 May 1698 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, died in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; married 9 February 1726/1727 in Truro, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, Elizabeth Snow, born 27 March 1705 in Eastham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, died perhaps in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Parents of:
Isaac and Lydia were parents of:
Annable, born 31 October 1744, Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts,
died 11 June 1818; married about 1773 Margaret,
died after 1820, Tioga, Tioga Co., New York.
Although unproven, the best available evidence suggests that Ephraim's wife Margaret was probably Margaret Coffin, born 23 June 1756, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John Coffin and Mary Davis. During the 1760's, Ephraim and his brothers Isaac and William were living in areas of Barrington, Liverpool, Halifax and Coffin Island, in Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia. While there, Isaac's wife, Eunice Swain died (date not known). Edwin Crowell's, The History of Barrington Township states the following: "Isaac Annable gr., was a tailor from Dartmouth, Mass. His lot was No. 49, at the town, next to John Coffin, whose daughter Margaret he married. In 1785 he sold his dwelling house to Richard Pinkham for £25....As his name is not in the 1770 census it is likely he had moved away previously." In 2007, a clerk at the Shelbourne Historical Society said of Crowell's work: "This book is not always correct but can provide some good leads." The same clerk conducted a search of the Barrington Township Records and the Nova Scotia Marriage Bonds Index and found no records of Isaac and Margaret's marriage, nor any other records referencing the Annable family. Indeed, the math suggests a marriage to Isaac was highly unlikely: for Margaret, born in 1756, to have married Isaac before he left Barrington in 1770 she would have had to do so by age 14 or earlier, making her yet a child herself and barely old enough to take care of his two other young children Abigail, born 1763, and Ephraim, born 1765—not a likely choice for a man in need of a wife and caretaker for his children. In fact, Margaret also would have needed to die or to divorce Isaac by age 16, for on July 6th, 1772, his intentions to marry Lydia Peckham Delano were published at Dartmouth, Massachusetts—no record of such a death or divorce has been found. In contrast to Isaac's circumstances, his brother Ephraim was five years closer to Margaret's age, has no record of marriage to anyone in New England states before or after his stay in Barrington; and may have been in Barrington after 1770 (his actual year of departure is not known); further Ephraim Jr. named one of his daughters Margaret. This theory needs more evidence to be considered fact.
Ephraim first appears in New York state in the 1790 census of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga Co.—the only Annable household in the county that year—with two males under 16, two over 16, and three females. Parents of:
Annable, born about August 1782, died 25 June 1842, age 59
years, 10 months; married Charlotte
Anna Hall, born 25 June 1788, died
6 January 1868, age 79 years. Both are buried in Carpenter Cemetery (also
known as the Barkersville Cemetery), Town of Providence, Saratoga County,
with their children Elizabeth and Horace, and with Charlotte's parents and
Ephraim and Charlotte are identifed here as the most likely parents of Abner Annable, based on census records, and naming patterns across the two families. Charlotte Hall had a paternal uncle named Abner Hall. Abner Annable's middle initial was "H." which could have stood for Hall or Hart (though he never spelled out his middle name in known records so this is conjecture). Abner named three of his children Levi, Horace and Charlotte, which match the sons and wife of Ephraim Annable of Providence, respectively. Additionally, Abner consistently reported in the post-1855 censuses of Jefferson County, New York (the only locality in which he appears by name) that he was born around 1811 in Saratoga County, New York, which fits the make-up of only Ephraim's household as demonstrated by census records:
The 1810 census is the first in which Ephraim Annibal appears in the Town of Providence, Saratoga Co., New York; his was the only Anable household enumerated in the town that year. His father-in-law Moses Hall had settled there sometime between 1783 and 1790, suggesting the only reason Ephraim moved to Providence was so his wife could be near her family. He was reported as being between the ages of 26 to 44 (fitting his approximate age then of 28), with a woman between the ages of 16 and 25 (fitting Charlotte's approximate age of 21). There were no other people enumerated in the home that year. According to an annotated transcript of the burials at Barkersville, Ephraim and Charlotte also withdrew that same year from the First Baptist Church of Providence and joined the Second Baptist Church of Providence.
In the 1820 census of Providence, Ephraim's was the only Anable household in the town. It included one man between 26 and 45, fitting Ephraim's age of about 38; two sons under the age of 10, fitting Horace, about 2, and fitting Abner, about 9; one woman between 26 to 45, fitting Charlotte's age of about 31; plus two girls under 10, and one between 10 and 18. One member of the house, presumably Ephraim, was occupied in manufacturing.
In the 1830 census of Providence, Ephraim's was again the only Anable household. It included himself, about age 48, plus one boy under 5, one between 5 and 10 (fitting Levi), one 10 to 15 (fitting Horace), and one 15 to 20 (fitting Abner); also present were Charlotte, about age 41, plus one girl between 5 and 10 (fitting Elizabeth), and two other girls between 10 and 15 (fitting Lucy's age of about 14, and probably Margaret as well).
In the 1840 census of Providence (by which time son Horace had died, and Abner would have been about 29), Ephraim Anabel was again the only one of the name in the town. His home consisted of himself, about 58, one son between 15 and 20 (fitting Levi), Charlotte, about 51, a girl between five and 10 (name not known), and another between 15 and 20 (probably Margaret). The absence of the son who would have been between ages 20 and 30 that year, the lack of a burial for such a male with Ephraim and Charlotte's other two children who had died in the prior two years, and the absence of any other Anable household in the town, suggests that this elder son had moved away—these circumstances are consistent with the appearance of Abner H. Anable in the 1840 census of the Town of LeRay, Jefferson County, New York (the first census record in which he appears under his own name), who by then had married Sally Myres of Rensselaer Co., whose uncle Richard Myers owned a successful set of mills in Deer River, Lewis County, a few miles from LeRay.
By the time of the 1850 census of Providence, Ephraim had died; Charlotte "Annibald" was enumerated as a 60 year old woman born in New York, living in the home of Allen Inman and his wife Margaret, age 29, (Margaret was of the right age to have been the daughter between 15 and 20 enumerated in the 1840 census of Charlotte's household, but such a relationship needs further evidence).
In the 1860 census of Providence, taken July 26th, Charlotte Annabel, age 71, was enumerated as a domestic in the home of Sylvester Barton, 36 year old farmer, and his 28 year old wife Alice, also a domestic, along with their children Martha Ann, age 9, and Charles, age 2, (enumerated two homes away were Henry Barton, age 40, his wife Louisa, age 44, and their children Lemuel, age 12, and Almeda, age 6).
|Gravestones of the Annable family at Barkersville Cemetery, Town of Providence, Saratoga Co., New York, as contributed on 2 January 2007 by ThmsDunne9 at aol.com to www.newyorkgravestones.org.|
|First Cousins, Once Removed....|
|The strong resemblance between Levi F. Annable (left), son of Abner H. Annable, and Marvin Annable (right), grandson of Abner's brother Levi Annable, affirms their close common ancestry.|
(8) Abner H. Anable,
a farmer, was born about 1811 in Saratoga Co., New York, and died 1 April 1891
in the town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., New York, where he is buried in Evans Mills.
The name was variously spelled Annable, Anable, Annabel, and Anabel. Abner's
middle name is not documented, but it is reasonable to suspect "Hall"
or "Hart" given his mother's lineage.
Judging from census enumerations of his parents' home in Providence, Saratoga Co., New York, Abner probably lived with his birth family until at least 1830.
Abner married Sally Myres, born about 1815 probably at Cranberry Creek, Town of Northampton, Montgomery Co. (now Fulton Co.), New York, died 18 January 1860, also buried in Evans Mills, Le Ray, Jefferson Co., New York. Her maiden name is taken from the death certificate of her son Levi F. Anable.
Sally was born in Montgomery Co., New York. Her brother Elisha is known by his own accounts to have walked from Northampton to Deer River on foot about 1827 to live with their uncle Richard Myers, who had a successful mill business there (so successful the town was once called "Myers Mills"). It seems most likey that Sally, by then only 12 years old, accompanied her brother to the area and that Abner would have met here once there. By 1834, Abner and Sally had welcomed their first known child, Louisa Octavia.
The first census on which Abner "Anibal" appears as a head of household in New York is in the 1840 census of the Town of LeRay, Jefferson County, New York, enumerated with one child—a daughter between the ages of 5 and 10 (Louisa). LeRay was about 17 miles away from Richard Myers' operation in Deer River. Living three houses away was a woman named Betsey Delano, of a similar age as Abner (a significant fact since many Annables of Saratoga County were children of widow Lydia Peckham Delano).
In 1843, Abner purchased land from S. S. Stevens in the Town of LeRay (Land Records U 3:328, Jefferson County Clerk).
In 1849, the executors of the estate and last will and testament of Francis Depau, a merchant of New York City after whom was named Depauville in Jefferson County, came to Jefferson County and sold land to Abner land in the town of Alexandria for $325. The Depau estate retained rights to all mines and ore that might be found on the grounds, but Abner had life use and could keep any profits he might collect renting out the property.
In 1850, Abner H. "Hannibal" was enumerated in the Town of Alexandria (presumably on the property he purchased from the DePau estate). He reported his age as 39 (i.e., born in 1811), birthplace New York, occupation farmer. With him that year were wife Sally H., age 36, from New York, son Levi age 9 in school, son Horace age 5, and daughter Charlotte age 2. Absent from the household in 1850 was the daughter enumerated with Abner in 1840, who by then would have been between ages 15 and 20—daughter Louisa had married neighbor Eli G. June on 12 February 1850 only a few months before the census was taken; on her marriage she reported her age as 20, but on the 1850 census she reported her true age of 16.
In 1860, Abner was living in the town of Alexandria with his second wife Martha, born about 1835 in New York, and his younger children Samuel H., Charlotte, and Myres. She was conveyed real estate in one of the many land transactions between the Annables and the Swan family, indicating she may have been a member of that family. In 1864 land owner maps show their residence as being close to the home of his daughter Louisa and her husband Eli G. June.
In 1870, Abner was living in the town of Alexandria. In the census, he reported his age as 58, occupation farmer, birthplace as New York. His wife Martha, housekeeper, reported her age as 33, birthplace as Canada West. Living with them were son Myers Annable, age 19, a farm laborer born in New York, and George Annable, born 1 May 1870 in Jefferson County. Also living with them was Rosa Robinson, age 11, a domestic born in New York, who indicated that she could not write.
Abner moved back to the town of LeRay about 1874.
In 1876, Martha Annable purchased land from Cynthia (Miller) Swan in the Town of Alexandria (wife of Alfred Swan). Also in that year, Horace S. Annable and his wife Jane, both of Alexandria, sold land to Martha in Alexandria. Further in 1876, Horace Anable of Antwerp and Abner H. Anable "his father" of Alexandria, entered into a sale of land whereby Horace acquired from Abner and his wife (Martha) fifty acres "of land of the old farm of said Abner H. Anable and where he has lived for many years." Included in the deed of sale was a clause whereby Horace was also to pay "to Alfred Swan the sum of three hundred dollars for a lot of land being the same purchased of Wm. G. Taylor by Wm. Evans and by him sold to Swan which piece of land is conveyed to Martha wife of said Abner H. Anable."
In the 1879 Directory of Jefferson County, Martha Anable is listed as residing on 16 acres in Plessis, Town of Alexandria. Abner is not listed.
In 1880, Abner was absent from the census of New York State, and Martha cannot be found under the name Annable—this, coupled with the fact that Martha is not buried with Abner, may be an indication that the couple either separated or divorced and that she had resumed her maidenname or remarried by this time.
Abner is listed in Child's 1890 Business Directory for the Town of Rossie, in neighboring St. Lawrence County. He died the next year on 1 April 1891 back in LeRay, according to his death certificate. His death certificate, on file with the Town Clerk for LeRay, does not indicate parentage.
Abner left no will. Letters of administration for Abner's estate were granted to his son Horace S. Anable. On 17 December 1892, Horace appeared before the Surrogate's Court at Watertown and testfied that his father owned no real estate and that the value of his father's personal possessions did not exceed $300. Horace identified the following "kindred" spanning three generations:
Martha J. O'Brien, widow of said deceased of Pitcairn, St. Lawrence Co., New York
Horace S. Anable, son of the deceased of Evans Mills Jefferson Co. New York
Levi F. Anable, son of the deceased of Philadelphia, Jefferson Co.
George Anable, son of the deceased of Hammond, St. Lawrence Co.
Charles Anable, son of the deceased of Evans Mills, Jefferson Co.
Charlotte Jury, daughter of the deceased of Redwood, Jefferson Co.
being all of the living children of said deceased and are all of full age except said Charles who is a minor over 14 years of age
Charles H. June Theresa Jefferson Co.
Levi C. June place of residence unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained
Hannah L. Briggs of Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., all 21 being all of the children of Lousia June a deceased daughter of said deceased.
Clarissa Patterson a deceased daughter of said Louisa June deceased left two children - Ross S. Patterson whose place of residence is unknown and cannot upon diligent inquiry be ascertained - and Siphenus Patterson whose PO address is unknown.
served letters of notice to each of the kindred before January 2nd requiring
them to appear before the court to answer why he ought not to be appointed administrator
of the estate. A few weeks later, on 10 January 1893, Horace appeared before
the court to indicate that he had served all of the papers. On that same day,
Abner's widow, Martha J. O'Brien appeared before the Surrogate Court and requested
that she be granted letters as sole administratrix over Abner's estate. Her
petition provided all same details as Horace's, but added that Siphenus Paterson
minor about 17 years of age resides somewhere in Jefferson County."
On that day, Charles W. Thompson of Watertown was appointed the Special guardian
for Charles Anable.
Administration of the estate ultimately went to Horace on 16 September of 1893. Charles Petrie and Jonas Petrie, both of Evans Mills, were named in bondsmen, for the amount of $600 the same day.
On 26 September 1893, T. H. Donald and Adam Bickelhaupt were appointed appraisers of Abner's personal possessions. Their final inventory, certified before the court on 27 November 1897, included cows, sheep, a pig, a wagon, a crowbar, a kettle, chains, and other items, totalling $202.
Children of Abner & Martha Annable (may not be a complete list):
ABNER H. 1 APR 1891 79Y EVANS M.N LRY
BEATRICE WF.VERNON 1908- REDWOOD ALX
CHARLES A. 1873-1952 REDWOOD ALX
CORA (FELT) WF. CHARLES A.1874-28 NOV 1965 REDWOOD ALX
FRANK A. 1879-1958 EVANS M.N LRY
HATTIE WF FRANK A. 1879-1945 EVANS M.N LRY
HORACE S. 1847-1928 EVANS M.N LRY
JANE P. WF HORACE 1840-1910 EVANS M.N LRY
MARY (SAWYER) WF. LEVI 1848-1902 PLESSIS ALX
MAUD WF.CLAUD C.1889-1921 PLESSIS ALX
RAYMOND 1905- REDWOOD ALX
SALLY WF. ABNER 18 JAN 1860 45Y EVANS M.N LRY
VERNON 1907-1979 mrd.7 APR 1929 WWII REDWOOD ALX
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