Surname: Abbott

Biographical Sketch of Abbot, Francis Ellingwood

Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, son of Joseph Hale and Fanny (Larcom) Abbot, was born in Boston, November 6, 1836. His early education was obtained at home, and in the Boston public Latin school. Fitting for college, he entered Harvard in 1855, and was graduated with the class of 1859. He spent three years in the Harvard divinity school and Meadville (Pa.) Theological Seminary. It is a fitting tribute to the mother of the subject of this sketch that he has filially attributed his best education to her early training and blessed influence. Mr. Abbot was principal of the Meadville (Pa.) Female Seminary three years ending in June, 1863, while still studying for his profession. He was ordained minister of the Unitarian society in Dover, N. H., August 31, 1864, and resigned April 1, 1868, to become minister of the Independent religious society in the same city. He resigned this position at the end of six months, because, in consequence of a famous lawsuit (set forth at great length in the New Hampshire Reports, Vol. 53), the new society voted not to maintain its own independent position. He served as minister of the Independent society of Toledo, Ohio, from July 1869 to March 1873, and editor of the Toledo (afterward Boston) “Index” from January 1, 1870, to July 1, 1880. He kept a classical school for boys in New York until...

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Biographical Sketch of James B. Abbott, Maj.

Maj. James B. Abbott, one of the pioneer colonists of Lawrence and legislators of the territory and state, was born at Hampton, Connecticut, December 3, 1818, and grew to manhood in his native state. He was a member of the third party of emigrants from New England, which reached Lawrence on October 10, 1854, and soon became recognized as a free state leader. Major Abbott took up a claim about half a mile south of Blanton’s bridge, on the road to Hickory Point, and his house was a favorite meeting place of the free state men in that neighborhood. He was one of those who went east to procure arms, and through his efforts there were sent to Kansas quite a supply of Sharp’s rifles and a twelve-pounder howitzer. He was one of the party that rescued Branson from the sheriff of Douglas County; was a lieutenant in command of a company at the first “battle” of Franklin; commanded the Third Regiment of free state infantry during the siege of Lawrence in 1856; fought with John Brown and Black Jack, and was the leader of the expedition that rescued Dr. John Doy. He was a member of the first House of Representatives elected under the Topeka constitution, and in 1857 was chosen senator. Upon the adoption of the Wyandotte constitution he was elected a member of the lower house...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph B. Abbott

Joseph B. Abbott, son of Daniel, was born in Surry, August 1, 1835. His grandfather, Daniel Abbott, settled in Surry, in 17- was a tailor, married Lucy Harvey, of Surry, in 1794, and reared four children. He went to aid in suppressing the outbreak near Lake Champlain in 1812, and was never heard from again. His son Daniel was a farmer, and was often called upon to do town business. Joseph B. fitted for college at Keene, went to Illinois, where he taught school, and then to Newburn, N. C., where he taught school about four years. After the war broke out he went to Washington, where he had charge of the Special Relief branch of the United States sanitary commission, and in 1868 he settled in Richmond, N. H., engaging in the manufacture of lumber. He has held various town trusts, including town representative in 1876, and was chosen county commissioner in 1874, which position he held three years. In 1877 he was appointed, by President Hayes, agent to the Ute tribe of Indians in Colorado, and resided at Los Pinos agency a little over a year, when he resigned and came to Winchester. He was soon after appointed to fill a vacancy in the board of commissioners, was elected to serve in 1882, and again in 1884. He married Lydia C. Martin, of Richmond, N. H., September...

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Biographical Sketch of Gardner Abbott

Abbott, Gardner; attorney; born, Cincinnati, O., Dec. 11, 1878; son of Willard and Caroline Powers Younglove Abbott; educated Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, A. B.; Columbia Law School, LL. B.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1912, Lois A. Allen; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1912; Troop A, 1st Sergt.; entered the office of Blandin, Rice and Ginn, 1905; started business for himself in 1909; vice pres. Bates Valve Bag Co.; pres. Abbott Realty Co.; sec’y Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital and Cleveland Music School Settlement; member Andover P. A. E.; Alpha Delta Phi; Wolf’s Head; Columbia Phi Delta Phi; director Union and Hermit Clubs and Nisi Prius; Chamber of Commerce; University, Tavern, Mayfield Country, and Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs. Recreations: Music and...

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Biography of Francis Marion Abbott

Francis Marion Abbott. Prominent among the men who have been helpful factors in the development of Southeastern Kansas, is found Francis Marion Abbott, president of the Neosho Valley Bank, of Chanute. Mr. Abbott came to Neosho County in 1867 as a veteran of the Civil war, and for many years was engaged in farming, and at the same time lent his aid in various ways to the building up of this part of Kansas, where the best years of his life have been spent and where his enviable success had been gained. Whether as agriculturist, banker, public official or private citizen, he had always had the respect and confidence of his fellow-townsmen. Mr. Abbott was born in Brown County, Ohio, August 24, 1841, and is a son of John Milton and Viletta (Newman) Abbott. His grandfather, John Abbott, was born in England, and as a young man emigrated to the United States, locating in Brown County, Ohio, where he became the owner of a good farm, and where his death occurred before the birth of his grandson. John Milton Abbott was born in 1820, in Brown County, Ohio, and was there educated, reared on a farm, and married. In 1850 he removed to Grant County, Indiana, on the Miami Reservation, where he took up a tract of 160 acres of school land. He was an industrious and enterprising farmer...

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Wills

Hosted at Muhlenberg County USGenWeb Archives Project Abbott, John , 1814 Allcocke, Richard Nelson , 1803, probated 1807 Allison, William , 1814 Anderson, Robert , 1812 Armstrong, John , 1808, probated 1818 Bates, Simeon , 1849 Bilbrew, Thomas , 1827 Boggess, Anne , 1819 Boggess, Nancy or Ann , part 2, 1819 Buckley (or Buckles), William , 1825 Byrd, John , 1808 Campbell, Alexander , 1827 Campbell, Charles , 1821 Campbell, Mary , 1810, probated 1823 Campbell, Patrick , 1799 Campbell, William , 1800 Cash, Richard , 1823, probated 1824 Cooly, Susanna , 1807 Craig, James 1811, probated 1816 Davis, Henry , probated 1805 Davis, Margaret , 1816 Dobyns, Batten , 1804 Downing, Elisha , 1823 Dukes, Samuel , 1821 Durelle, John , 1808 Durval or Duvall, (sp) Skinner , 1809 Forrester, Sarah , 1816 Gish, Christian II , 1814 Gish, John , 1817 Grepo(?), John , 1817 Groves, Jonathan , 1810 Groves, Joseph , 1821 Harp, Samuel , 1815 Hunsaker, Isaac , 1819 Hynes, John , 1827 Irvin, Thomas , Sr., 1823 Jarvis, Edward Jr , 1823 Landis, Jacob , 1823 Lewis, Charles 1806, probated 1808 Littlepage, Eppes , 1812, probated 1816 Lott, Bartholomew , 1819 McCartney, James , 1814 McKinney, John , 1801 Miller, James , 1837, proved 1851 Morgan, Charles ,1822 Naught, George , 1808 Oates, Jesse , 1831 Parks, Andrew , probated 1821 Parks, Andrew...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Isaac N. Abbott

Isaac N. Abbott, a prominent farmer and dairyman of Concord, was born on Dimond Hill, January 4, 1835, son of Joseph S. and Esther (Farnum) Abbott. His grandfather, Samuel Abbott, one of the early settlers, locating near Long Pond, was a farmer, and passed all his life here, witnessing during eighty years many and great changes. A mere hamlet when he came, he lived to see Concord a prosperous and progressive town and to note the promise of its present largely developed industries. The Merrimac was then a pure mountain stream unspanned by bridges; and, instead of the unceasing hum of the great factories that now Samuel Abbott married Mary Story, and she became the mother of three boys and three girls, all of whom grew to maturity. Joseph S. was his eldest son. When only fourteen years of age Joseph ran away from home, and went to West Concord, where he remained until he reached his majority. He learned carpentry, and became one of the smartest tradesmen of Concord. He built the station of the Concord Railroad that was burned some years ago, and also the machine shop, which is still in use. In 1827 he came to Dimond Hill, and there spent the latter part of his life, dying at the age of seventyeight years. He married Esther Farnum, of West Concord, and became the father of...

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Biography of Andrew J. Abbott

Andrew J. Abbott, a prosperous farmer of West Concord and an ex-member of its Board of Selectmen, was born in the house he now occupies, December 19, 1856, son of Simeon and Mary (Farnum) Abbott. The Abbott homestead, which has been owned by the family for five generations, was bought in 1754 by James Abbott from one of the original proprietors of Concord. James Abbott, who was a native of Andover, Mass., moved from there with his family to this land, and proceeded to clear and improve it. In 1760 he erected a frame house, which is still in use. He was succeeded by his son, Amos Abbott (first), who left the property to his son, Amos Abbott (second), who was grandfather of Andrew J., and served as a Corporal in the Revolutionary War. The maiden name of the grandfather’s wife was Judith Morse. Simeon Abbott, after receiving his elementary education in the district schools of this town, subsequently pursued a higher course in a school of Meredith, N.H. He then taught school for several winter terms, and he conducted the homestead farm during his active period. His natural ability and energy brought him into prominence in affairs, and he served as a Selectman and as Representative to the legislature. He died at the age of eighty-seven years and six months. His wife, Mary, daughter of Simeon Farnum, who...

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Ezekiel Abbott

EKEKIEL ABBOTT was b. in Bradford Feb. 13, 1796; m. Nov. 20, 1823, Phoebe Morse, a sister of Asenath (Morse) Bugbee and formerly of Reading, Vt., b. May 24, 1802, and d. in Bedford April 13, 1875. He came to Cornish a few years before his marriage and worked at cabinetwork. Remained on the Flat until March, 1834, when they removed first to Bradford, then to Manchester, where he d. Sept. 29, 1880. He was a carpenter and builder. Children, all b. on Cornish Flat: 1. OSCAR DUNREUTH, h. Sept. 13, 1824. A physician and res. in Manchester; m. first, in 1853, Margaret Pearse; she d. in 1865, leaving three children; in. second, in 1865, Emma B. Pearse, a sister of his first wife; she d.. in 1875, leaving three children; m. third, Kate W. Farr. No issue. 2. EGBERT ORISON, b. Aug. 23, 1826. Res. in Manchester; m. Oct. 16, 1851, Abbie O. Sleeper. Two children. A carpenter and builder. 3. CORNELIA BETSEY, b. Nov. 20, 1825; m. in 1872 Albert Flint of Bedford. No children. She d. July 7, 1900. 4. CHARLOTTE ASENATH, b. March 16, 1832; m. Dec. 23, 1858, James Wilkins. One child: i. Charles Abbott, b. May 4, 1862. They Res. in...

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