Abigail Fowle Smith Edwards was born 7 August 1679 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Isaac Fowle (1648-1718) and Beriah Bright (1649-1734) and died circa 18 January 1760 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married William Smith (1666-1730) circa 1699 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

After the death of Capt William Smith, widow Abigail on 26 Aug 1740, married John Edwards (1670-1746), a distinguished Boston silversmith. John Edwards was a widower, his 1st wife was Sibella Sybil Newman (1670-1739).

Abigail Fowle Smith Edwards, was the mother of the Rev William Smith, Jr and grandmother of Abigail Smith Adams, wife of President Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams.


Offspring of Capt William Smith Sr and Abigail Fowle (1679-1731)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abigail Smith (1701-1790)
William Smith (1702-1707)
Sarah Smith (1703-1775)
William Smith (1707-1783) 29 January 1706 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 17 September 1783 Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Quincy (c1721-1775)

Anna Smith (1708-1781)
Mary Smith (1710-1800)
Thomas Smith (1712-)
Beriah Smith (1716-)
Isaac Smith (1719-1786)


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