Abigail Moore Dunster Harrington

Significance: 

On the morning of April 19, 1775, Abigail Harrington famously

declared “The reg’lars are coming and something must be

done” as she awakened her sleeping son Jonathan, who was

fifer for Lexington’s militia company. Abigail’s husband

Jonathan was also on the Green while she led their younger

children to safety as the Battle of Lexington commenced.

Jonathan credited his mother for getting him to the Battle

Green. Colonial women participated in many ways, including by

supporting and ensuring that their menfolk served.

Birth: 

Death:

Estimate: around 1730

June 20, 1776 [Hudson]

Obituary:

Marriage:

Jonathan Harrington [Hudson]

Children:

Rebecca, Mary, Anna, Jonathan, Charles, Charles, Solomon, Peter [Hudson]

Places Lived:

Cambridge, Lexington [Hudson]

Connection to Lexington:

Lived here, was a probable witness to the Battle

Wikipedia: 

Book Titles:

Education:

Employment:

Homemaker

Quotation:

“Jonathan, Jonathan! The reg’lars are coming and something must be done!”

Link to page in Notable American Women:  

Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?  

No

Additional Info:

Preliminary Sketch
- Meredith Bergmann
Abigail Moore Dunster Harrington