La Fayette Abbott was my grandfather.My father, Austin C. Abbott, was one of at least five children born to La Fayette and his wife Mary Frances (Simmons) between 1871 and 1884. I havephotographs of both La Fayette and Mary Frances.
I feel certain that there were more children, but a couple of lines in the family Bible have been obliterated for some reason and I have no additional names.My father was 60 when I was born in 1934, and I never thought to ask about family history when I was young.
According to the infomation I have, his parents were William Abbott and Matilda(Godfrey).I believe William had a brother, Joseph, and that their father was Patey Abbott. They moved from Indiana to Missouri in the early 1800's.
If you have any information about this clan, I would very much like to rewceive it.I will, of course, be willing to share my information