Like so many others I have been trying to trace family history for the Abbotts of Newmans Cove/Bonavista. So far as I can determine Newmans cove was founded in the early 1820's. One of the earliest families, Abbott, most likely came from Bonavista. My family records show my father David Abbott who married Alice Templeman of Bonavista and moved to Bonavista where I was born and spent my early years. Records show his parents John Abbott Jr & Mary Hicks of Newmans Cove preceeded by John Abbott Sr. and Phoebe Keats preceeded by Andrew Abbott and Harriett Ryan, Dob for Andrew is est 1852 Date of Marriage 04Jan1872 If anyone has any information prior to this or concerning a link between the Abbotts of Bonavista and the Abbotts of Newmans Cove I would be most grateful to receive your input.