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1,090. Abigail Ballou (Married John Dunham (#1,089) on 22 October 1622 in Leyden) (Source: Dunham Genealogy...Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts-- 1589-1669 by John Dunham Duguid, November 2000) and an article by Robert Leigh Ward in the July, 1996 edition of The American Genealogist.) (Source: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.)
Born: ? of Thomas Ballou (#2179) and Unknown Mother (#2180)
Died: ? She was living in 1669 when she was executrix of her husband's estate.
[Her siblings, included:
Anne Ballou: (Married: Nathaniel Walker in Leyden on 15 June 1624) Born: ?; Died: ?;]
As quoted by John Dunhan Duguid from an article by Robert Leigh Ward in the July, 1996 edition of The American Genealogist,"John's second marriage to Abigail Ballou occurred October 22, 1622 in Leyden, two years after the departure of the Mayflower. Abigail was a witness to the marriage of her sister Anne to Nathaniel Walker in Leyden in June 15, 1624."
"More Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621, on the Anne and the Little James in 1623, and on a different Mayflower in 1629, but John Dunham was not listed among any of the passengers. In 1630, the Handmaid dropped anchor at Plymouth with 60 on board. The brethren described these arrivals as the "weakest and poorest", which may account for why none of their names were preserved. This was the last of the Pilgrim ships, although a few more brethren strayed in from time to time. At this point organized efforts to colonize Plymouth came to an end due to lack of funding. Emphasis shifted to the well financed Puritan migration farther up the coast at Massachusetts Bay."
"The arrival date in Plymouth of John and Abigail Dunham and their children is unknown, but it was probably around 1629-30, possibly on the Handmaid or as independent travelers. In 1633, John was chosen a deacon of the Church of Plymouth under Elder William Brewster."
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