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

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.

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, Total 20











Finding my Roots/ Abbott/ Reagan Branch

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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Finding My Roots/Abbott, Reagan Branch

Mattie Abbott Whitaker Goode

Flora Avis Whitaker, Daniel Frank Whitaker, Martha Elizabeth Whitaker Goode, William Russell Whitaker and Myrtle Elizabeth Whitaker.

My Grandmother Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) Abbott (Whitaker Goode). Martha Elizabeth was the third child of William Gilbert Abbott and Nancy Reagan. She was born 06 May 1872, in Sevier County, Tennessee. She died 10 June 1911 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

On 08 July, 1888. Martha Elizabeth married Asa Green Whitaker and they had five children together and they are listed below.

Carrie Lee Whitaker, born in 1890 in Concord, Tennessee; died in infancy in 1890 and buried at Grisby’s  Chapel Church Cemetery .

William Russell Whitaker, born 26 July 1892 in Concord, Tennessee; died 21 November 1972 in Knoxville, Tennessee; buried in Zion Church Cemetery on Clinton Highway in Powell, Tennessee.

Myrtle Elizabeth Whitaker (Llewellyn) born 05 June 1895 in Concord, Tennessee; died 24 July, 1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee; buried New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Flora Avis Whitaker (Laugherty) born 06 May 1898 in Concord, Tennessee; died 29 December  1974 in Knoxville, Tennessee; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery , Knoxville, Tennessee.

Daniel Frank Whitaker born 19 March 1900 in Knoxville, Tennessee; died 9 August 1985 in Conway, South Carolina ; buried in Mt. Leon Cemetery in Longs, South, Carolina; he served in the United States Amy 119th Infantry Division in world one; taken prisoner of war by the Germans while on a scouting mission in France.

After Asa Green Whitaker died Martha Elizabeth Abbott Whitaker married my grandfather Charles Key Goode and they had three children together.

Mamie Goode, born 29 July, 1907 in Knoxville, Tennessee; died 17 January 1908; buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Nora Kate Goode (Matthews), born 28 August 1904 in Knoxville, Tennessee; died 25 November 1985 in Whittier, California;  in Rose Hill Cemetery in Whittier, California.

***Ben Cates Goode, born 25 July, 1909 in Knoxville, Tennessee; died 28 November 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee; buried in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

After Martha Elizabeth died Charles Key Goode  Minnie Minervia Weaver married 09 August, 1911 in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had two children together She died 05 September 1956 in Crossville, Tennessee; buried Knoxville, Tennessee at Highland  Memorial Cemetery.

Mary Evelyn Goode (Jones) born 13 June 1917 in Knoxville, Tennessee; died 29 August Crossville, Tennessee; buried Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ruby Irene Goode (Sowards) born 04 July 1914 Knoxville, Tennessee; died Knoxville, Tennessee; buried Highland Memorial Cemetery. 

Minnie Weaver Goode  Minnie Goode also known as Momma Goode.