I am trying to find out some information on a group of Abbotts from Niles, Berrien Co., MI and/or the surrounding area.
My niece's husband is an Abbott and knows very little about his family and would like to fill in some of the blanks.
He has a picture of his great grandparents dated 25 Dec 1890 and signed Aman and Mary Abbott.He has been told that they both died in their 20's.There is a possibility that Aman died first and Mary remarried.They had two children that he knows of,
Aman (Amon, Ammon)Abbott Charles "Charlie" J. Abbott
Aman and Mary had a son Wallie (prob. Walter) who died young and a son William "Bill" Abbott who was taken in and/or adopted by a family with the last name of Baldwin.
Bill Abbott took the last name of Baldwin and carried it through life.His Adoptive or Foster mother's name was "Mattie" Baldwin. Bill Abbott-Baldwin married in 1918 to Mary Cross.They had a son Arthur Aman Baldwin who married Margaret Dole.After his marriage to Margaret he changed the family name back to Abbott.The family lived in Grandville, MI, spent a few years in Florida and also lived by Grand Valley in Ottawa, Co, MI.
If anyone can give me some insight into this family I would appreciate it.