Abigail was born about 1720 in Hunterdon County, Province of West Jersey, the daughter of Joshua Urie and Ann Gaskell.
She died in 1775 in Rowan, NC.
Her husband was Samuel Shinn Sr. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their thirteen known children were Mary (1727-1760), Leah (1741-1776), Silas (1745-1807), Sarah Watts (1747-1813), Rachel (1749-?), Joseph (1751-1804), Benjamin Urie (1753-1801), Thomas (?-?), Isaac (?-?), Hannah (1755-1777), Alice (1721-?), Elizabeth (1730-?) and Mercy (1733-?).