Dear Alice: I am looking for any and all info on Celathial N. Abbott (b10-6-1854/d1-6-1930) married to Lillie Luella MeMillian (b8-31-1864/d1-2-1900)These were my childrens grandmothers grandparents. Celathials son Myron Walter Abbott (b7-17-1887) married to Mildred Adeline Kritzer (b3-13-1890/d5-1948).They were Lena Bell Abbotts parents. Lena Bell (b7-4-1922 in Marenquin, LA ?spell?? -and now lives in Baton Rouge.She has told me some of the family history.Her father was a tall curly haired man who worked for the highway department and build LA Hwy 1 from north to south Louisiana.He used to say that their fortune was stollen from them.Myrons father had come down from Michigan with his sons and invented the rice irrigation system which made it possible to produce a good potion of Louisiana's rice. I live in Lafayette, LA not far from Crowley.I believe during the depression, the banks (bankers more likely) bought peoples property up for pennies on the dollar.Maybe the Abbotts couldn't pay the taxes or something and lost their home and lands.I understand they had a plantion home of some substance back then. Celathial's father was David C. Abbott (b 8-15-1825 in Essex or Kent Co., Canada.died 11-4-1910 in Crowley, LA.He was married to Martha Reaves ?spell? b 2-8-1829 in West Canada, d 11-13-1910 Acadia Parish, LAshe died about a week after her husband, looks like.not sure on these dates.
Any informaiton you could send me will be shared with Lena Bell and family. She is not in good health, and would love to have more info about her family.
Lena Bell is the youngest ofchildren. There was Lilly, Myron, Julia, Harry and Lena Bell.Myron lived in Baton Rouge the last time I asked, but I believe he has passed. Julia Abbott Triche, died of breast cancer in last 1970's). she was married to Uncle Buck Triche and had 4 children,Ann Abbott Marchand, Judy A. Lille, and Vernon Ray Triche and Leo Triche.
Harry Abbott married to Loi, has 4 or 5 sons.
Lena Bell Abbott Doiron was youngest, has 10 children.She lives in Baton Rouge.I was married to her 6th child, David Christopher.My sons name is Christopher Troy Doiron b 1-26-1972 , my daugher is Kristen Ashley Doiron b 3-29-1974. and on and on.
Again - Any informaiton you can share will be so very much appreciated.Thank you Susan Nielsen Doiron