My Abbott, Benjamin F. came from AL, b. 1811. Came to TX. I have heard it was with the Layne family in second or third wave of Stephen F. Austin settlement. And saw a document with their names on it years ago.They are related to Lawrence line (Adam Lawrence) who was in original 300 (AK Terr./NW TX). I believe that since most of my lines (many) come together in the George Washington line, that that is where the Abbotts come in as well. I am seeing Custis and Justice maarried to Abbotts, and this is the direction I am going until I can link my Abbotts to one of the George Abbotts of MA. Since they are supposed to be the beginning of all the Abbotts in America. There are a couple of Briggs m. to Abbotts in 1600's. And my Briggs/Abbott lines are at my grandfather as well. In the OK line of Abbotts there are TRIPLETTs and also in my McCormick line, and Briggs line. My surnames are: ABBOTT/BROWNE/WROE/BRIGGS/WASHINGTON/READE/REID/REED/CUSTIS/MILLER/LEWIS/LAWRENCE/WARNER/McCORMICK/TERRILL/TRIPLETT. Since both mother and father have lines connecting, I see a lot of repeating names. Uh-oh.