Abigail Spring was born c 1840 and died in 1917. She is my great great grandmother on my mother’s mother’s mother’s side of the family. I believe she was trained as a master dress maker. She married Joseph Van Tilburg after the Civil War in 1868. They had 3 children, Harry, Ann, and Mary. Mary is the only one to live into adulthood. Abigail was known to her loved ones as Abbie, and to her husband as ‘little wife’. In later years she suffered from arthitist and was bedridden. She died about 5 months after her husband died leaving a daughter and a granddaughter to condend with the ever changing world.

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