The son of my ancestors, JOHN & JEMIMA (JOHNSON) ABBOTT, he married Elizabeth Phipps on October 18, 1721 in Lexington, Mass. Bay Colony. He was in Stow, Mass. by 1722 where he bought a house, barn & 66 acres of meadow upland, and swamp from Benjamin Wellington. Between 1725 and 1727, he was in Windham, Conn, and by 1728 in “West Farms” (now Franklin), Norwich Co., Conn.
He was living in Georgetown, South Carolina in 1730 where he was a merchant and sea captain making several voyages to England and the West Indies. On February 29, 1732, he received a royal grant for 250 acres in Craven County on the south side of Black River and in September of that year another grant of 650 acres in Prince George’s Parish, Craven Co. at Rumm Bluff on the Waccamaw River. He removed to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1738.
John and Elizabeth Phipps Abbott had 8 children together.
Joseph 1723-1788 ***our ancestor
Col. John Abbott 1724 02 April Stow, MA. Revolutionary War Soldier and Judge. .Died May 11, 1814 Niles NY
Col. Samuel Abbott 1726, 18 September New London CT. Revolutionary War Soldier. Died 1766 New London CT.
1. 21 Nov 1797 PETER CRIM to WILLIAM GASSAWAY for 30 lbs. sterling 100 A more or less the place where PETER CRIM formerly lived; 50 A more or less bought of JOHN ABBOTT in 1782, the other 50 A ori. granted 6 Nov 1786 to ABRAM MARKLEY; 100 A granted to PETER CRIM 3 Nov 1788 – 150 A orig. granted to PETER CRIM 3 Mar 1788, 50 A tract bought of JOHN ABEL, down the wagon branch to JOHN ABOT’S land whole of it being on Sawney’s Creek.
wit: LEWIS GRANT, ANN CRIM, WILLIAM TAYLOR recorded: 15 Mar. 1799
2. DOUGLAS STARKE to SAMUEL BOYKIN 767 A Swift Creek, E side Wateree River containing 550A ori. granted to WILLIAM KELLY, 100A ori. granted to JOHN ABBOTT, 117 A. ori. granted to DAVID NEILSON
Wit: BURREL BOYKIN, WILLIS WHITAKER Recorded 22 Apr 1791
List of Jurors 1786 Nov. term court – JOHN ABBOTT, dead
3. 28 Feb 1792 – Letters of administration to ELINOR ELKINS on goods and chattels JOHN ELKINS, dec’d
Securities: JOHN ABBOTT and GIDEON LOWERY (obviously Capt Abbott’s son)
4. 22 May 1792 – ordered that LYDIA and FERRABY HOWARD, the orphan children of WILLIAM and MARTHA HOWARD, to remain in care of JOHN ABBOTT until a proper person can be procured to take care of them