Hi Lori! I am just not sure things match up.First, I don't have either of the names you gave me for M.E.'s kids and it seems like they would be a part of this picture and I am fairly sure that the younger people on this picture are the children of this man, M.E. (Tom, Clem, Ida, Ada, Roy, Alvie, Ben)Also, there is another Francis Marion Abbott that died in AR-year 1920 that is the son of James Abbott and Mary Sheperd.
But, DON'T GIVE UP HOPE!!!My dad says that his father definitely had some Abbott relatives in Texas during this time so lets keep on digging.One way or the other we can find out for sure.Even if we aren't connected, maybe we will run across information in our searching that would help each other.Happy Searching!!!