I don't know if we have corresponded before or not, if so, please excuse my repetitions.
My earlier post was on Susan Westbrook, and the Abbott and Foglesong connection.
However, I believe I am more closely related to Reuben Abbott and wife Rachel Shelbey than that.My grandfather was a Schuyler County life long resident and was related to many Schuyler County families.I still have an Uncle living there.
Anyway, Reuben and Rachel had a daughter Nancy and I believe she is my 2nd great grandmother, but can't prove it.I know that Alex Westbrook's first wife's name was Nancy.But his half-sister Susan had children that married into the Abbott family.Several years ago I asked one of my great aunts (now deceased) about the Abbott family and she said "I believe that was Dad's mother's name."I thought she was probably confused, but when I went back and checked the census, Reuben Abbott and family lived close to the Westbrook family and had a daughter named Nancy of the right age to have married him.I have searched for a marriage record in several counties for Alex and I have even searched separately for Nancy and cannot find a marriage for either one.I have even checked some marriage records in Illinois because the families seemed to have come from there.There is no hint of a marriage record anywhere.
Just today I found a Reuben Abbott in Macon County Illinois.He was a defendant in 1838 in some kind of a lawsuit.According to the census, his son William was born in Missouri in 1839.I am wondering if this is the same Reuben.I am just lost on this family.Any information you could give me on them, even if it would prove Nancy married someone else would be appreciated.I believe the Nancy I am hunting died sometime between 1870-72.