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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
Abigail Huse was born about 1645 probably in
England but perhaps in Virginia. Her parents are said to
be John & Ann Huse. However, I
can find no supporting documentation for this. There
is a Middlesex County Va Will page 39, dated Nov.
4, 1678 That lists Mr. William Churchill as
administrator of John Hues estate. I have
not seen the will, but it may shed some light on Abigail's
Abigail was in
Virginia by early 1660s where she is married to Samuel Nichols of Old
Abigail married a
second time to Francis Triplett
about late 1668. It was his second marriage
also. A very common occurrence in colonial times.
The William and Mary Quarterly printed a multipart
Genealogy of the Triplett Family in Volumes XXI, page
33, 115, XXII, page 175 and also an addendum on page 37
of a later unknown Vol. They were written by Rev.
A. H. Hord. The article noted that Francis
Triplett was issued a patent dated Jan 21, 1666 with the
title "Mister". The term mister designated a higher degree
of social consideration than that of a yeoman. The family
continued to be prominent in the life of Colonial
Virginia. The patent was for 1050 acres on the north
side of the Rappahannock River. That patent is also
noted in Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nugent.
Apparently during the 1660s Francis' property sustained considerable damage by some major storms, probably hurricanes or drought causing crop failure of the tobacco he grew. Francis sold land in October 1664. Again in Sept 1668 Francis sold land for tobacco. On April 30, 1669 there is a deed selling a tract of land for 3500 pounds of tobacco where both Francis and Abigail signed.. They must have wed between Sept 1668 and April of 1669.
The children of Franics
and Abigail mentioned in the William and Mary
1. Thomas Triplett born 1669/70 died 1698
2. William Triplett born 1669/70 wed Isabella Miller, died probably 1738
3. Francis Triplett born about 1672, died 1704
4. Elizabeth Triplett born between 1669-1674, died 1710/11
5. Abigail Triplett born 1675
6. John Triplett born about 1677?? wed Hannah, died before Feb. 19, 1699/1700
The last 2 children were added, as were all the dates by
the website. One ancestry entry suggested that Abigail had a son by
Mr. Nichols, John Nichols,
which Francis Triplett
raised as his own. If that were the case, then he
would be the eldest of the group.
died in 1701. His well was dated Nov. 11, 1700 and proved
March 1, 1701. A reference to that is found in King
George Records of the clerk's office although the
will has been lost. The will disposes of the plantation of
200 acres on which he lived, another tract of 1050 acres
and several smaller tracts. He mentions his wife Abigail and children
Thomas, William, and
It is not known how long Abigail Triplett lived after Francis died nor where
either of them are buried.
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