I'm curious of the ancestry of George B. ABBE/ABBEY mentioned in "Scraps of Lincoln County History"
(excerpt) Near the close of the Black Hawk War, Capt. Nathan Boone raised a company of mounted infantry for the United States service, partly in Lincoln County, MO., enlisting the men for twelve months.He reached Troy, Missouri August 12, 1833.The company remained in Troy 'till the next day.It arrived in Rock Island a few days before Black Hawk was captured, which was on the 27th day of August.Cholera detained the company at Rock Island for several weeks and caused the death of some of its members.It then went to Fort Gibson, Arkansas, for the winter, accompanied by an Indiana company and another Missouri company.Within four days travel for Fort Gibson, provisions gave out and the men camped in Grand Prairie to hunt Buffalo.Thompson, Thos. B. Copher and GEORGE B. ABBEY went out together.ABBEY, having shot and wounded one, followed it.Copher and Thompson went up a ravine and coming out on high prairie killed a Buffalo, and looking for ABBEY saw the Indians surrounding him while he was skinning his Buffalo.ABBEY perceiving his danger mounted and made a desperate but unsuccessful effort to escape.Copher and Thompson hurried into camp, which was about a mile off.They suggested to Capt. Boone to let Capt. James W. Hamilton take a picked group of men and pursue the Indians, although there were between seventy and eighty of them.Boone would not consent, considering it impossible for so small a force to rescue ABBEY and that the whole force should be used.His view obtained, and then under the command of Col. Manny, began one of the most remarkable pursuits ever undertaken.At Washita River they came up with the Indians and captured some of their horses.The Indians, relieved of their extra horses, escaped with the prisoner.ABBEY'S horse being shod, the trail was easily followed.The race was maintained for twenty-one days when, at a distance of about a thousand miles from the starting point, the trail was lost.Returning, the expedition reached Fort Gibson in May, 1834 where, at the expiration of its term of service, Boone's company was mustered out.The next spring, Capt. Boone, acting under the authority of the United States, took a company and went into the Comanche towns beyond where the trail was abandoned to hear something of ABBEY.The Indians told him that ABBEY was taken to Tucson and sold to the Mexican miners.Nothing more was ever heard of him.Before his enlistment he lived in Troy, Missouri.He was a carpenter, a single man, and had no known relatives in Lincoln county.