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Abner Bourne

Abner Bourne

1780-1840 carpenter approximately 1797 to 1801

​Middleboro, New Bedford, Boston, MA

Abner Bourne Jr

 

Abner Bourne (Jr.) 1780-1840 carpenter approximately 1797 to 1801

Rabbet plane found with T Waterman / Waldoboro planes (about 48 miles from Brunswick, ME) also an E Clark / Middleboro, from Abner’s “hometown”.

m Abigail Williams 1801 in Taunton, parents Abner Sr. and Mary (Torry). Abner Sr. a blacksmith

Inventory 1840; tool chest pg 2

 

“Lt. Col. Abner Bourne, Boston merchant born at Middleboro, MA Dec. 4th 1780. At an early age he entered his father’s store, and was there employed until about 17; when he chose to learn the trade of a carpenter, but he did not pursue the business. He was married, Nov. 28th 1801; went to New Bedford to reside, and engaged in the dry and west India goods business. He removed to Boston in about three years and pursued the dry goods business for about 10 years … removed to Brunswick ME in about 1817….returned to Boston and died June 1840.” The History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co.

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