Family Register by David Abbe, Featuring a Fine Portrait of Andrew Jackson - Antique Associated At West Townsend

Family Register by David Abbe, Featuring a Fine Portrait of Andrew Jackson

Calligraphy Designed and Written by David Abbe, AD 1835 (Abbe Family)
Family of Timothy and Rhoda [nee Clark] Enfield, Connecticut, Married 1805

Family Register by David Abbe, Featuring a Fine Portrait of Andrew Jackson

A fine pen and ink portrait of Andrew Jackson surmounted by fanciful banner reading “Andrew Jackson President of the US” above which are winged angels blowing trumpets. Flanking the portrait of Jackson is the artist’s statement of authorship and creation date surmounted by Putti.

TIMOTHY ABBE, son of John, 3rd, and Charity (Simons) Abbe, born in East Enfield, Conn., January 6, 1779; died there July 2, 1871. He served in the War of 1812, was a Captain of the militia in 1821, and spent his long and active life on the farm which he inherited, in the section of the town known as Wollop.

“Captain Timothy Abbe of Enfield, Conn., celebrated his ninetieth birthday on Wednesday. He was born within one hundred rods of the house where he now lives, three years after the Declaration of Independence. He has been married sixty-three years; his wife still lives, and they have had ten children, seven living ; thirty-four grandchildren, twenty-seven living ; nineteen great-grandchildren, fifteen living. Captain Abbe is the oldest man in town. His mental faculties are better preserved than the average of men at seventy-five years. His first presidential vote was cast when Thomas Jefferson was the successful candidate, and he has voted at every election since.

Married December 11, 1805, RHODA PRUDENCE CLARK, daughter of Stephen Clark, a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner of East Hampton, Connecticut, and his wife Prudence Hall. She was born March 10, 1785, and died in Enfield, April 15, 1872.

Harvey Clark Abbe, b. Oct. 30, 1806; m. Mary Ann Gowdy.
Charity Clark Abbe, b. May 6, 1808; m. Wyllys Allen.
David Loreland Abbe, b. June 9, 1810; m. Sophronia M. Davis.
Horace Abbe, b. July 28, 1812; m. Caroline H. Sparks.
Timothy Harlow Abbe, b. Oct. 12, 1815; m. (1) Elizabeth Ensign;(2) Clarissa (Culver) Gowdy.
William Abbe, b. July 5. 181; d. June 8, 1895.
Rhoda Prudence Abbe, b. Dec. 17, 1819; m. Arnold Hamilton,
Francis LeBaron Abbe, b. Feb. 7, 1821; d. Oct. 31, 1844.
John Abbe, b Jul 14, 1824, in Enfield

Item Date: 1833

Measurement: Frame: 24.5" x 20.5"; View: 20.25" x 16.25"

Material: Ink on paper, gold foil, carved gilt frame

Item Condition: Scattered toning as depicted; small area of paper loss and toning at top right. Displays well.

Price: $1,950

SKU 2222-61

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