Hi Duane, Samuel Abbott born 9-23-1790 married September 1821 Abigal "Nabby" Burgess born August 13, 1805 at Vinalhaven, Maine the daughter of Ezekiel Burgess and Lydia Eldridge.
Abbie E. Burgess, the famous heroine, cited in Rowe's book of Maine Lighthouse's was born August l, 1839 and is the daughter of Samuel Burgess and Thankful Phinney.Abbie E. Burgess married Isaac H. Grant in 1861.
Samuel Burgess and "Nabby" who m Sam Abbott are brother and sister.
Samuel Abbott was keeper at Matinicus Rock Lighthouse 1840-1849 when he was replaced.
Samuel Burgess (Abbie's father) was keeper 1853 until 1861 when he was replaced by John Grant.John Grant was keeper 1861-1890.Samuel Burgess left his daughter Abbie on the Rock to assist the Grant family where she met and married Isaac.Abbie and Isaac stayed on as assistants and later keepers.