George Abbott 10th Great Grandfather


GEORGE1 ABBOTT was  born in England, and died in Rowley, Essex Co., Mass., 1647, where he had lived about five years after coming from England with his family, about 1642, being one of the first settlers. The early records of Rowley, including 1647 the year of his death, which covered the entire period of his residence there, are missing, and not much is known of him except what is given in the published accounts of the settlement of the place, which is very little.

The sufferings of the first settlers of the town were probably far greater than its history indicates. They were literally in the wilds of a new continent, surrounded by want, suffering, sickness, wild beasts, hostile Indians, and with none of the comforts of life which they had been used to in England, nor could these be obtained. Probably few who read the brief history of George Abbott’s family will better understand the situation than the writer, whose business for a score of years after the Civil war was to protect frontier settlers from the many dangers that surrounded them. But in George Abbott’s day there was no disciplined government force to guard those helpless people; they were literally alone, and so differently reared from most of the pioneers of the nineteenth century, that their privations were more keenly felt. It is no wonder, then, that George Abbott, and possibly his wife, soon sickened and died from want and exposure, in the early days of Rowley

In accordance with custom Mr. Abbott probably deeded most of his estate before his death to his eldest son, Thomas Abbott, Sr. His inventory of effects amounted to ú95: 2s.: 8d.(*) The estates of his sons, however, indicate that he owned much more land than there is any record of in his day. Of course at his death all land, excepting his house lot, was held by Rogers’ company, but was probably afterwards divided among the settlers, each receiving his share according to the amount contributed to the company on its organization, and his heirs would no doubt receive his portio

The particulars of the settlement are given in the History of Rowley, by Thomas Gage, and in the History of Essex Co., Mass., by D. H. Hurd. The latter says:–

“The town of Rowley, Mass., was founded in 1639, by the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers and his company. The original grant was from Ipswich on the south to Newbury on the north, and from the Ocean on the east to the Merrimack River on the west. Mr. Ezekiel Rogers was the son of the Rev. Richard Rogers, a distinguished Puritan, of Weathersfield, Essex Co., England, and bred at Cambridge; in 1604, he was of Corpus Christi, when he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts, and of Christ College, in 1608, when graduated as Master of Arts. After leaving the university he became Chaplain in the family of Sir Francis Barrington, of Essex, exercising himself in ministerial duties for about a dozen years.

“He was then called to a public charge, at Rowley, in Yorkshire, where he continued with great favor for about seventeen years, when he was compelled to relinquish his charge–as he tells his story in his will–‘For refusing to read that accursed book that allowed sports on God’s holy Sabbath, the Lord’s day, I was suspended, and, by it and other sad signes of the times, driven with many of my hearers into New England.’ The landing was made at Salem, Mass., in the autumn of 1638, and the new town founded in April, 1639–the act of incorporation reading as follows: ‘The 4th Day of the 7th Month [September] 1639….’ Mr. Rogers was a man of great note in England for his piety and ability, while the members of the company he brought with him to Rowley were called by Gov. Winthrop, ‘Godly men, and most of them of good estate.’

“In the tract set off to Rogers’ company several farms had been laid out; these were purchased by the company for ú800. The purchase money was contributed by such as were able to pay, and in the laying out of house lots, all who paid nothing were given one acre and one-half, while those who paid were given lots in proportion to the amount they contributed.”

The distinction becomes more apparent when the rules of the assignment of rights, called “gates,”(+) in the commons which extended five miles from the town “every way” where the company owned property, are known. The rates were as follows:–

“A one and one-half acre house-lot was entitled to one and one-half gates; a two acre lot to four and one-half gates; a three acre lot to thirteen and one-half gates; and a four acre lot to twenty-two and one-half gates…. The time of laying out the several house-lots is unknown. On the 10th of the Eleventh Month, 1643, Mr. Thomas Nelson, Mr. Edward Carlton, Humphrey Reyner, and Francis Parrat, appointed by the town for that purpose, made a survey of the town and registered the lots to all the inhabitants as granted and laid out.”

The names of the fifty-nine to whom house-lots were registered in this survey, together with a brief account of each, are then given, the list being headed by George Abbott, who received two acres. In subsequent divisions, according to a book containing a record of the laying out of lands and divisions of fences from 1643 to 1647, he received, including the foregoing house-lot, 21 1/4 acres, variously located; but this was evidently only a fraction of the land owned by him. A recapitulation shows that lots were distributed to the settlers as follows: One received a one acre lot; twenty-eight received one and one-half acre lots; twenty-two received two acre lots; three received three acre lots; three received four acre lots; and two received six acre lots, making in all fifty-nine. Only thirty of this number, of whom George Abbott was one, contributed anything towards buying the land belonging to the company.

Gage says, in effect, that when Mr. Rogers’ party first arrived in Salem, in the fall of 1638, it consisted of about twenty families: that they spent the winter in Salem, improving the time looking out a place for a “plantation,” during which they were increased to about sixty families. The place where they located was first called Mr. Rogers’ plantation, afterwards Rowley,–from Rowley in Yorkshire, Eng., where he and some of his people had lived. For nearly five years they labored together in common to clear up the land on each side of the brook that ran through the central part of what is now the first parish, the members of the company not owning land in severalty. They were very industrious every way, soon built themselves houses, a fulling mill, put their children to work spinning “cotton wool,” many of them having been clothiers in England, and were the first to manufacture cloth in the western world. (Johnson’s Wonder Working Providence.)

Mrs. Abbott’s death, in case she came to America, was doubtless given in a book used for recording the general affairs of the town from 1639 to 1672, but much before 1647 is illegible, and several leaves, etc., are lost; therefore the dates of early deaths, etc., in the family cannot be given. The supposition is that one or the other of the two children named Thomas in George Abbott’s family was an adopted son. The elder was known as Thomas, Sr., and the younger as Thomas, Jr. The following from the Ipswich, Mass., court records indicates that the latter was not a son of George Abbott whose death occurred in Rowley, 1647, the day and month of which is not known except approximately, as indicated below:–

“30–1mo. 1647 [Mar. 30, 1647]. The court sitting at Ipswich ordered a warrant issued for George Abbott, Thomas Abbott, Sr., Thomas Abbott, Jr., and Nehemiah Abbott about putting out by the town of Rowley of one of the sons of George Abbott. Permission given to the town to set forth Thomas Abbott, Jr., son of George Abbott of Rowley, to be an apprentice to John Boynton for seven years. Boynton to pay Thomas Abbott ú5, at end of term, provided that it be not fully concluded until next court so his father may have an opportunity to object.”

The warrant for the four so-called sons of George Abbott, was issued, without doubt, after his death, as probably no such action would have been taken in regard to this particular child before that event; in case he was a son, it is singular that similar action was not taken with the other minors. The Ipswich court records show that after the division of George Abbott’s estate, the guardians of the children receipted to the court “30. 1mo. 1648” [Mar. 30, 1648], for ú16 as George’s, ú21 as Nehemiah’s, and ú16 as Thomas, Jr.’s, portion of the estate. An “overplus” of “about 50sh, of George Abbott’s children’s estate,” was left in the hands of Mark Simons, “executor to George Abbott, 28–1mo. 1648.” Later on it also appears(*) that the guardians, Humphrey Reynor and Thomas Mighill, were discharged from their trust March, 1654, on acknowledgment by the sons at Ipswich court that they had received satisfaction. According to the Mass. Colonial Records (ii: p. 215), Abbott made a will, for it was referred by the General Court to the Salem Court, Nov. 11, 1647; but, though search has been made for it repeatedly in all the several court and county records, deeds, wills, etc., of an early day, and in every other conceivable place, no trace of it has been found, nor any complete record of the settlement of his estate. Like most of the early records pertaining to him, it seems to have been lost or destroyed.

The following inventory of his effects is taken from the Ipswich court records (i: p. 61):–

“The Inventory of all the goods and Chattels of George Abott late of Rowley deceased praisd [by] Sebastan Brigham. Tho: Barker Mathew Boyes and James Barker the 30. of August 1647.


“GEORGE ABOTT his Inventory Imprimis all his aparell 01 10 00
It: in silver 01 03 00
It: one Gold Ringe 00 10 00
It: two greene Coverings 00 16 00
It: one feather bed two pillows & one Bolster 01 09 00
It: three flock bolsters one Coverlett & one Blankett 00 11 00
It: two Flock beds 00 06 00
It: seaven Sheets two table cloths seaven pillow bers nine napkins two Aprons 4 handkerchiefs with other small linen 04 06 00
It: fower Course Sheetes 00 07 00
It: one Trunke 00 05 00
It: two hogsheads & one Barrell 00 05 00
It: one boiler 00 01 00
It: one kilne haire 00 04 00
It: one whip saw & one cross cutt saw 00 08 00
It: two black Gownes 00 12 00
It: one Satten Capp & white thred 00 04 00
It: one pillow beere & other lininge 00 05 00
It: one Steele mill 01 10 00
It: one Steele Trape 00 10 00
It: three brand Irons fower wedges one fire shovell & other iron 01 00 00
It: two tramels one bar of iron & one gridiron 00 08 00
It: thirty eight pound of pewter 01 12 00
It: one silver ringe & spoone 00 05 00
It: two friing pans 00 04 00
It: one brasse pott & one iron pott 00 15 00
It: three Kettles 01 02 00
It: one Skillet & two Chafing dishes 00 03 00
It: one warming pan 00 03 00
It: three paire of Scales & weights 00 09 00
It: one brasse morter & pestle 00 05 00
It: one Skimer 00 01 00
It: one paire of horse bitts with buckles and furrells 00 03 06
It: one nest of boxes with things in them 00 05 00
It: one little Gun wth bandelers 00 05 00
It: one Spitt & one brush bill 00 03 00
It: one head peice & one axe with some other things 00 05 00
It: one bushell & half of oatemeale and one Tub 00 07 00
It: one Chest & one Churne 00 03 06
It: one bowle fowre trayes & one tunnell 00 04 00
It: one flockbed two Curtains & one pillow 00 10 00
It: one drinking pott & one jugg 00 03 00
It: three Leather bottles 00 05 00
It: thirty bookes 01 10 00
It: the dwelling house and land with the Apurtenances 30 00 00
It: two black Steeres 09 00 00
It: two younger Steeres 06 00 00
It: one yearling Steere 02 00 00
It: one Calfe 01 00 00
It: two Cowes 09 00 00
It: all the Corne and hay 08 00 00
It: one Sowe & three piggs 08 10 00
It: Some land at Newbery 02 00 00
It: one yoake & chaine 00 04 00
It: one brasse ladle 00 00 08
It: all the fowle about the house ??s 00 01 00


It: all the hops & flaxe 00 07 06
It: one Chaire & two Cushions 00 03 00
It: one Short Sithe & old Iron 00 02 00

Sume totall(*) 95 02 08

his mark


“Debt owing to the disceased of Stephen Kent of Newbury 00 07 00


“Essex Registry Deeds, So. Dist., Salem, Mar. 23, 1894. The foregoi
is a true copy of record in this offic
“Attest: CHAS. S. OSGOOD, Reg.”


From the foregoing inventory Abbott seemingly invested all he had with the company at Rowley; and the fact that his son Thomas, Sr., was one of the overseers and leading men of the settlement in 1656, and that in 1650, barely three years after his father’s death, only seven settlers owned more land each than Thomas, Sr., indicate that his father at the time of his death (when the land he probably gave his other heirs is taken into consideration), was one of the leading proprietors, but at this late day little can be found pertaining to his affairs, or to any of his early descendants. His sons, for the time, were all well off.

As his progeny are becoming legion, there can be no doubt that a desire to know as much as possible about his early history exists on the part of every thoughtful living descendant. On this account great pains have been taken to make his record complete, both here and in England, for from him have descended some of the most eminent of their day in the arts and sciences, including scholars, divines, jurists, statesmen, soldiers, educators authors, philanthropists, pioneers, specialists, business men, diplomats, politicians and trusted leaders and representative persons in almost every useful occupation in life, some of whose records are almost as brilliant as those of the chil. of Maurice Abbot, of Guildford, Eng.; and no pioneer bearing the name in America has a more distinguished descent than George Abbott, of Rowley, the most prominent of whom, like the celebrated Guildford family, from poor boys have risen to eminence. One notable fact is that not a saloon-keeper has been found among any of his descendants, covering a period of over two and a half centuries. The Compiler has copies of several scores of Yorkshire and London, Eng., wills,–all obtainable covering the period in which documentary evidence would develop his lineage, and including the Featherstone parish, where it is suggested in the Lawrence family register Abbott came from, but the desired information cannot be found.

George Abbott had 3 children

George Abbott (1600 – 1647)
10th great-grandfather

George Abbott (1631 – 1689)
son of George Abbott

John Abbott (1662 – 1721)
son of George Abbott

Captain John Abbott (1701 – 1782)
son of John Abbott

Cap Joseph Abbott (1723 – 1788)
son of Captain John Abbott

John Abbott (1754 – 1840)
son of Cap Joseph Abbott

Absalom Abraham Abbott (1775 – 1830)
son of John Abbott

Absalom Abraham Abbott (1804 – 1886)
son of Absalom Abraham Abbott

John Andrew Abbott (1825 – 1887)
son of Absalom Abraham Abbott

William Gilbert Abbott (1848 – 1937)
son of John Andrew Abbott

Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode (1872 – 1911)
daughter of William Gilbert Abbott

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

George Abbott 9th Great Grandfather


George Abbott

George Abbott was born in 1631  England and came to New England with his father’s family, probably about 1642, lived at Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts about 14 years, when, in 1655, he settled in that part of Andover, afterwards North Andover, but now Andover Center. He was a husbandman and tailor, very thrifty and industrious, and, for that day, was financially well off, being, according to the tax list, one of the wealthiest men in Andover. He was a member of Sgt. James Osgoods Militia Co., 1658-9, and according to the Essex Co. Court record, had previously been a member of Sgt. Stevens Co., the custom being for the citizens of Andover to petition the court to confirm their choice of a sergeant. He was made a Freeman May 19, 1669, and was elected Constable June 3, 1680 “for ye north end of ye town for ye year ensuing.” He probably held other town offices but the records are not sufficiently explicit to tell, there being so many George Abbotts.
He was much respected, and for many years had charge of the North Meeting House, Andover; the pulpit was cushioned at an early day, and by a vote to give him the use fo a part of the Parsonage lands for his services in repairing the meeting house, he agreed to “Mend ye pulpit cushions, and to get ye meetinghouse lock mended; in 1675 he was paid for “sweeping ye meetinghouse and ringing ye bell, thirty shillings per annum; “June 1, 1676, he was sold 9 acres “of upland on ye north side of Joseph Marbles’ land; provided it not be prejudicial to Richard Barker, and he is to pay for it nine pounds in sweeping the meetinghouse and ringing ye bell at 30 shillings per annum.
It was custom at one time to beat the drum for the signal for service and daily labor, “and none but a sober and industrious man could be chosen for such duties. Abbott probably had charge in all, about 30 years, some of his sons temporarily taking his place about the time of his death.
He died interstate, Andover, MA, Mar 22, 1688-9, age about 58 years. His widow Sarah was married by Rev. Francis Dane, Aug 1, 1689 to Sgt. Henry Ingalls, born England about 1627, son of Edward and Anna, probably of Lincolnshire, Eng. who settled in Lynn, MA 1629, progenitors of the late Hon. J. J. Ingalls, U.S. Senator for Kansas. They both died in Andover, he Feb 8, 1718-19, age 92, and she in 1728, age 90 years.  He was elected as Constable on 3 Jun 1680 in Andover, Essex Co., MA.  He died on 22 Mar 1688/89 in Woodstock, Windham Co., CT.  Parents: George ABBOTT and Hannah CHANDLER.
Spouse: Sarah FARNHAM. George ABBOTT and Sarah FARNHAM were married on 26 Apr 1658 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA.  George Abbott was married in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA by “Mr. Bradstreet,” April 26, 1658, to Sarah Farnum. Children were: George ABBOTT, Sarah ABBOTT,John ABBOTT, Mary ABBOTT, Deacon Nehemiah ABBOTT, Hannah ABBOTT, Mehitable ABBOTT,Lydia ABBOTT, Samuel ABBOTT, Mehitable ABBOTT.
From:  COON-KUHN – STEADMAN Connections, url:


Sarah Furnham 9th Great Grandmother

Sarah’s father and mother sailed from Southampton, England on April 6, 1635, in the brig James, and after a voyage of 58 days, landed in Boston Mass.

The settled in Andover for a short time then moved to Dracut, Mass. They may have been from Welsh ancestry according to Major Abbott’s research, the Farnum’s were a strong family with many of its early members taking a prominent part in the early public affairs of the country. There was Brig. General James M. Farnum of Revolutionary war fame.

General Joseph Farnum was a Captain during the Revolutionary war and for 16 years of members of congress, during which time he was speaker of the House for 4 years and a U.S. Senator for 6 years.

Then there was Capt. John Farnum of the French and Indian and several other Farnum’s in the Revolutionary War.

George, through whom we are descended, was born in England about 1631.  He immigrated with his parents as a youth of about 10 years old.

“He was a husbandman and tailor, very thrifty and industrious, and for that day was financially well off, being according to the tax list one of the five wealthiest men of Andover.”  (Gen and Fam Hist)  He was in the militia under Seargent James Osgood 1658-1659.  He was made a Freeman May 19,  1669.  He was elected Constable on June 3, 1680.  He was very resprected in his community which is evident by the responsibilities and positions to which he was elected.



Captain John Abbott 7th Great Grandfather


Captain John Abbott Memorial

Captain John Abbott Memorial

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.

Elizabeth 1722-17-22

Joseph 1723-1788   ***our ancestor

Sarah 1723-1723

Col. John Abbott 1724 02 April  Stow, MA.  Revolutionary War Soldier  and Judge. .Died May 11, 1814 Niles NY

Eleanor 1726-1726Rev. War Soldier

Col. Samuel Abbott 1726, 18 September New London CT.  Revolutionary War Soldier.   Died 1766 New London CT.

Sarah 1728

Jemima 1729-1815

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
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

Joseph Abbott 6th Great Grandfather

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When Joseph Abbott was born in 1723 in King and Queens, Virginia, his father Captain John Abbott was 22 and his mother Elizabeth was 22. He married Frances Sears on November 12, 1741and they had 17 children together. He died in 1788 at the age of 65.
Benjamin (1743-1805)
William Isaac (1746-1848)
Richard (1748-1849)
Leonard (1750-)
John (1754-1840) ** our ancestor
Mary (1756-)
Moses (1758-1816)
Fleming (1760-1840)
Annie (1762-1808)
Sarah (1764-1778)
Elizabeth (1766-1853)
Joseph (1770-1811)
Frances (1772-1795)
Martha Patty (1775-1844)
Rachel (1776-)
Jesse C. (1778-1845)
Moody (1787-1862)



“…being in perfect sence & memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life…” To my wife Frances Abbott my hole estate both real & personal during her natural life or widowhood except that tract of land where my son William lives on which contains 150 ac, but if she should marry I give her the third part of my estate. To my son Benjamin Abbott is current money. To my son William Abbot the tract of land where he now lives (150 ac) which is the greater pt. of that tract of land I had from Isaac Linch to him & his heirs forever. To my son Richard Abbott my house & plantation whereon I now live containing 150 ac to him & his heirs forever. To my son Lennard Abbott 100 ac. adjoining to the same tract of land lying on the Timber branch to him & his heirs forever. To my son Moody Abbott the remainder of my lands to him & his heirs forever. To my three young sons namely John, Moses & Flemmon a negro wench named Fan, and all my stock of horses to be sold & the money equally divided amongst them all at the decease of myself & my wife. To my four youngest daus. namely Mary, Elizabeth, Frances and Paty 1 negro girl named Hanar & her increase to be sold by my Exrs. or Admrs, & the money divided amongst them all to them & their heirs forever. To my three oldest daus. namely Anney, Sarah & Rachel & also to my son Joseph Abbott 1 negro fellow named Landon to be sold & the money equally divided amongst them four at the decrease of myself & my wife. Likewise the rest & residue of stock I leave to be equally divided amongst my youngest boys beginning at William Abbott. Likewise all my household & furniture I give to my wife Frances Abbott to dispose of as she should best see cause amongst her children.

Exr/ wife Frances Abbott, son William Abbott, & Nathaniel Manning
WD 30 March 1787 s/ Joseph (+) Abbott
Wit/ Ambrose Estes, John Stanly
WP 27 Oct 1788
Sec/ Edward Parker, John Fulkerson. Reserving liberty for Nataniel Manning the other Exr. to join inprobate where he shall think fit Halifax County Virginia..Will Book 2…1783-1792

Re: Will of Joseph and John Abbott   marywise13     (View posts)Posted: 9 May 2005 3:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 May 2005 10:40AM GMT
Surnames: abbott





John Abbott 5th Great Grandfather

 John Abbott

When John Abbott was born in 1754 in Halifax, Virginia, his father, Joseph, was 31 and his mother, Frances, was 30. He married Margaret Polly Lyon and they had 9 children together. He then married Lucy Myres on February 13, 1813, in Rowan, North Carolina. He died in 1839 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 85 years.

Birth of Son

  • His son Absalom Abraham was born in 1775 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Absalom Abraham Abbott    ****Our Ancestor


    Birth of Son

    His son Johnathon was born in 1784.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Polly P was born in 1786 in Virginia.

    Polly P Abbott



    John Abbott married Margaret Polly Lyon in Halifax, Virginia, on January 15, 1788, when he was 34 years old.

    Margaret Polly Lyon


    Birth of Daughter

    Sarah Abbott


    Birth of Son

    Joseph Abbott


    Birth of Son

    His son William was born in May 1809 in Orange, North Carolina.

    William Abbott


    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Catherine was born in 1810 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Catherine Abbott

  • Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Dianne was born in 1834 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Dianne Abbott


John Abbott died in 1839 in Halifax, Virginia, when he was 85 years old.

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John Abbott, a private from Virginia, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Military: Virginia



Absalom Abraham Abbott 4th Great Grandfather

When Absalom Abraham Abbott was born in 1775 in Halifax, Virginia, his father, John, was 21 and his mother, Margaret, was 7. He married Elizabeth Brickey in 1800. They had six children in 13 years. He died in 1830 in Blount, Tennessee, at the age of 5

Absalom Abraham Abbott


Elizabeth Brickey
Absalom Abraham Abbott lived in Wake, North Carolina, in 1790.
1790 • Wake, North Carolina, United States
Absalom Abraham Abbott married Elizabeth Brickey in 1800 when he was 25 years old.

Elizabeth Brickey
1800 • Va, Burke, North Carolina, USA
Birth of Son
His son Absalom Abraham was born on March 3, 1804, in Burke, North Carolina.***Our Ancestor

Absalom Abraham Abbott 1804–1886
3 Mar 1804 • Stillwell Creek, Burke, North Carolina, USA
Birth of Daughter
His daughter Catherine was born in 1806 in North Carolina.

Catherine Abbott 1806–
1806 • Stillwell Creek, Burk, North Carolina, United States

Age 32
Birth of Son
His son Joesph was born in 1807 in North Carolina.

Joesph Abbott 1807–1870
1807 • North Carolina, United State


Age 38
Birth of Daughter
His daughter Edna was born in 1813 in North Carolina.

Edna Abbott 1813–
1813 • Stillwell Creek, Burk, North Carolina, United States

Age 40
Birth of Son
His son David was born in 1815 in North Carolina.

David Abbott 1815–1860
1815 • North Carolina, United States

Age 42
Birth of Son
His son Samuel W was born in 1817 in Burke, North Carolina.

Samuel W Abbott 1817–1893
1817 • Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Absalom Abraham Abbott lived in Sevier, Tennessee, in 1830.
1830 • Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Absalom Abraham Abbott died in 1830 in Blount, Tennessee, when he was 55 years old.
1830 • , Blount, Tennessee, USA

Marriage Abraham Absolom Abbott & Elizabrth Brickey



Rev Absalom Abbott 2nd great-grandfather

Absalom AbbottRev. Absalom Abbott and Ennis Stillwell came from North Carolina to Tuckaleechee (Townsend, Tennessee at Present), Blount County, Tennessee about the year 1824 Their first child John was born in Tennessee according to the 1850 census of Sevier County, Tennessee. Annis was eighteen years old and Absalom was twenty-one when John was born.  Absalom’s ancestors were Irish and Protestant, his father was the first generation of the family to live in America. Absalom had a sister who married a Galloway.

During his life Absalom returned many times to North Carolina to preach the gospel. His denomination was the Primitive Baptist.

Absalom and Annis lived most of their lives in Tuskaleechee, where he established a Primitive Baptist Church in Tuskaleechee Cove. The church was located at the site of the Brickey Cemetery. Absalom preached here as long as he lived. He also pastored the Stock Creek Baptist Church, Knox County, Tennessee for two years.

Perry Abbott, who lives in Tuckaleechee Cove, is a great-grandson of Absalom and remembers him. He said that Absalom was not only dedicated minister but a farmer, a mill-wright and a shrewd businessman. Absalom lived during the pioneer period of our state when it was necessary for one to be self-sustaining . He met this condition successfully.

His sons, John and Franklin were in the civil war, both serving Co. B 6th. Tenn. Inf. of the Federal army. Noah may have been in the civil war but as yet, his records have not been located.

In about 1867 Annis was bitten by a copperhead snake and died.

Absalom married Elizabeth Brickey, who was in her 50s. The Abbott grandchildren called her “Granny Betts”.

Absalom and Elizabeth owned a farm in Millers Cove, where they lived until he grew to old to keep their home going. His son John built a home for them in the yard of his home in Tuckaleechee Cove and took care of them. Absalom died when about eighty-two years old and is buried by his first wife Annis in the Brickey Cemetery.

Elizabeth continued to live in the house that John had built as long as he lived. Sometime after his death she went to Alvin Walker’s home to live. She died in 1896 and is buried in Miller’s Cove Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee


Marriage of Absalom Abbott and Ennis Stillwell.

They had ten children.

John Andrew Abbott 1825-1887   **Our Ancestor

Counselor Abbott 1827

Naomi Lucinda Abbott 1829-1891                                           Naomi Lucinda Abbott Tipton

Mary Ann Abbott 1832-1913

Benjamin Franklin Abbott 1833-1926

Noah Jackson Abbott 1836-1921

Young Male Abbott 1938-1840

Infant Male Abbott 1838-1838

Julia Ann Abbott 1844

Pleasant Abbott 1852-1918









Finding my Roots/ Abbott Reagan Branch…John Andrew Abbott 2nd Great Grandfather

John Abbott

When John Andrew Abbott was born on August 13, 1825, in Lincoln, North Carolina, his father, Absalom, was 21 and his mother, Annis, was 18. He married Winifred Brewer on February 3, 1858, in Blount, Tennessee. They had 13 children in 27 years. He died on January 11, 1887, in Blount, Tennessee, at the age of 61, and was buried in Tennessee.
John Andrew Abbott
Winifred Brewer (1830-1913)
Married 1858
William Gilbert (1848-1937)   *******Our Ancestor
Joseph Green (1850-1875)
Mary Claire (1855-1901)
Sarah L (1857-1930)
John Horace (1859-1923)
Anna (1862-1886)
Annis Clementine (1864-1929)
Nancy Jane (1866-1927)
Margaret Catherine (1869-1911)
Nancy Elizabeth (1870-1959)
Daniel Jackson (1871-1941)
James (1873-1887)
Margret Katrine (1875-)
6th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Organized at Boston and Williamsburg, Ky., April 18, 1862. Attached to 25th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Spear’s Tennessee Brigade, Chattanooga, Tenn., to December, 1863. Spear’s Tennessee Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Rousseau’s 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to Cumberland Ford April, 1862. Cumberland Gap Campaign April to June. Big Creek Gap June 11, 12 and 15. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 17. Wallace Cross Roads July 15. Big Creek Gap September 4. Expedition to Pine Mountain September 6-10. Pine Mountain September 7 (Co. “B”). Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenupsburg, Ky., September 17-October 3. Goose Creek Salt Works September 19. Near Gallipolis, Ohio, and operations in the Kenawha Valley, W. Va., till November. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nashville, Tenn. Duty at Nashville till January, 1863. Guard trains from Nashville to Murfreesboro January 2-3. Action at Cox’s or Blood’s Hill January 3. Manchester Pike January 5. At Nashville till April, and at Carthage, Tenn., till August. Ordered to McMinnville August 31. March to Chattanooga September 12-20. Sequatchie Valley September 21-23. Action at Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap September 22. Near Summerville September 23. At Sale Creek till December. Ordered to Kingston, Tenn. Action at Kingston December 4. Duty near Knoxville and operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Dalton May 5-13. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Pursuit to Cassville May 18-19. Etowah River May 20. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 2-June 5. Kingston May 27. Allatoona May 26-29. Pine Mountain June 3-7. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19-20. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Guard fords of Duck River till November 28. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15-February 15. Fort Anderson February 18. Town Creek February 20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1 to April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Relieved for muster out March 31, and ordered to Nashville, Tenn. Mustered out April 2 to May 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 43 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 157 Enlisted men by disease,




John Andrew Abbott (1825 – 1887)
2nd great-grandfather
William Gilbert Abbott (1848 – 1937)
Son of John Andrew Abbott
Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode (1872 – 1911)
Daughter of William Gilbert Abbott
Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
Son of Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode
Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

William Gilbert Abbott and Nancy Elizabeth Reagan my Great Grandparents

William gilbert Abbott& Nancy Reagan Abbott Reagan Abbott

My Great grandparents. Parents to my grandmother Nancy Elizabeth Abbott Reagan

William Gilbert Abbott was born December 10,1848 in Sevier County, Tennessee. He died June 11, 1937 in Sevier County, Tennessee, and he is buried in Headricks Chapel Cemetery in Sevier County, Tennessee.

William Gilbert married Nancy Elizabeth Reagan, daughter of Richard Reason Reagan and Sarah Bohannan Reagan on March 6, 1866 in Sevier County, Tennessee. She died September 19, 1931in Knoxville, Tennessee and buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville.

William Gilbert and Nancy Elizabeth had 12 children, seven of whom grew to adulthood (denoted by capitalized names below):

John M., born April 1867; died January 4, 1870′

MARY THEODOCIA, born October 20, 1869; died May 2, 1938.

MARTHA ELIZABETH, born June 5, 1872; died May 11. 1910.****Our ancestor.

SARAH WINAFORD, born December 14, 1874; died September 24, 1905.

Rebecca, died at birth November 20 1876.

LAURA ELLEN, born April 24 1878; died September 25th, 1927

KARETZA CATHERINE, born August 1, 1880; died November 30, 1924.

E.J., died at birth February 5,1882; buried at Little Greenbrier.

RICHARD LEON (DAN),born May 10th 1884; died January 21, 1967.

J.G., died at birth May 26, 1887.

WILLIAM P., born June 3, 1888; died December 6,1958.

Lillie Dorothy, born June 6,1891; died April 11, 1900.

Nancy Elizabeth Reagan Abbott Three Sisters

william gilbert abbott with dog

Nancy Elizabeth Reagan Abbott Headstone

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