Books About New Hampshire
Religion And Domestic Violence In Early New England: The Memoirs Of Abigail Abbot Bailey

Taves, Ann, editor
(Indiana University Press, 1989)

Abigail Abbot, born in 1746, married Asa Bailey, a respected N.H. landowner, when she was 22 years old. From the first, her husband abused her physically & psychologically. After 26 years of marriage & 14 children, she decided to separate from him when she found out he had committed incest with his 16 year old daughter. She eventually succeeded in using legal means to obtain first a property settlement & then a divorce.
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