I found this info. some time ago looking for the parents of Hannah ABBOTT who m. Dr. John KITTREDGE 1706/7:
"Descendants of George Abbott of Rowley, Mass, by Lemuel Abbott
Call Number: R929.2 A13 v.2
"Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Massachusetts, of his joint descendants with George Abbott, Sr., of Andover, Mass., with brief notes on many others of the name, original settlers in the United States around 1795 to 1906. "
THOMAS2 ABBOTT (Thomas1) was b. in Andover, Essex Co., Mass., in 1668, and
m. Dec. 25, 1706, Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1681,
dau. of John and Mary (Rogers, dau. of John, pioneer, Watertown, Mass., 1639) French, of Billerica, Mass.(*)
Mr. Abbott was a husbandman, lived in the north parish, Andover, and d. Dec. 25, 1753, ae. abt. 85 yrs.
His wife survived him and d. his wid. Sept. 30, 1754, ae. 73 yrs.
His will, dated Dec. 30, 1735, was probated at Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 7, 1754, and his wid. Elizabeth, and William French, of Billerica, are mentioned as exrs. Most of his estate was given his widow during her life, after which his nephew, John Kittredge, of Tewksbury, Mass., eldest son of his bro.-in-law, Dr. John Kittredge, was to have it. Various bequests of from œ5 to œ10 each, were made to his bros., sisters and nephews. He was in good circumstances.(+)
(looks like Hannah ABBOTT who m. John KITTREDGE was his sister?? therefore, son of Capt. Thomas ABBOTT)
Had 1 child (3d gen.):
12 Thomas3 Abbott, b. in Andover, (???); d. there Mar. 9, 1729.
(on Thomas1 ABBOTT:
CAPT. THOMAS1 ABBOTT was probably b. in England about 1632,(*) where he lived till about 1642, about which time he probably became a member of the family of George1 Abbott, of Rowley, Essex Co., Mass. Capt. Abbott is mentioned in the will of George1 Abbott's son Thomas,2 Sr., and by his bros. George2 and Nehemiah,2 in the settlement of their bro. Thomas,2 Sr.'s, estate as "brother," but the Ipswich Court records, 1647, indicate that probably after the death of George1 Abbott, of Rowley, in that year, Capt. Thomas Abbott's father was probably living. George1 Abbott's sons George,2 Nehemiah2 and Thomas,2 Sr. (the two Thomases in George1 Abbott's family being distinguished as Sr. and Jr.), were summoned before the Court at Ipswich in 1647 to show cause why Thomas, Jr., the subject of this sketch, should not be bound out. The Court decided that he should be, but gave a reasonable length of time before action should be taken, in order to give his father, whose name is not given in the Court proceedings, time to object, which probably indicates that he was living at too great a distance away either to be summoned before the Court, or to be communicated with at once concerning his son.
No such action as this would probably have been taken before George1 Abbott's death; for if there had been, he would probably have been consulted in the premises as to his wishes, beforehand, and if practicable, would probably have been summoned before the Court instead of his sons, two of whom at least were minors. This is thought to indicate that Thomas, Jr., was not a son of George1 Abbott,( p.904) of Rowley, but he may have been, and probably was, a relative, as the physical characteristics of his living descendants are the same as those of the Rowley Abbotts.
(*) Suffolk Co. Court Files, i: p. 233
Apparently Thomas, Jr., seems to have been virtually abandoned except by George1 Abbott's family, and having grown up from a tender age with his sons, would seem to them like a brother; this, together with his pathetic, forlorn condition -- being forever separated from his relatives in England in the wilds of a new continent, and the sons of George1 Abbott, one of the first settlers, being similarly situated after the death of their father, and especially the two surviving real sons after their bro. Thomas,2 Sr.'s death, on whom they probably largely relied after their father died, led them to regard Thomas, Jr., as a brother, especially in their early years, and he was accordingly so mentioned in Thomas, Sr.'s will, and afterwards in legal papers which Thomas, Jr., signed in the settlement of the former's estate.(*)
The amount willed by Thomas,2 Sr., to Thomas, Jr., being just half as much as he willed to his real brothers, is also significant of no real brotherhood, as well as of many other things too numerous to mention. It is also noticeable, for it shows a lack of appreciation and tenderness under the circumstances, even if they were not brothers, that Thomas, Jr., named none of his six sons either George or Nehemiah; and the thought at this distant day that he should not have named one of his sons George, in memory of him who under unusual circumstances had cared for him at a time when he could not care for himself, is unsatisfactory. On the other hand neither did George or Nehemiah name any of their sons Thomas, which is remarkable, as there were two Thomases in their father's family, the elder being an able man, a leader after his father's death in the Rowley settlement, and very promising. It is noticeable that George,2 Nehemiah,2 and Thomas, Jr., each had a daughter named Mary, which was without doubt the name of George and Nehemiah's mother.
(*) The Compiler, owing to his mother's affliction, was, at a tender age, much thrown in the families of two of his aunts -- Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Thompson -- and being much with his cousins, neither family having any sons, these have always had a much more tender regard for him than perhaps they otherwise would (which is mutual), and have always looked upon him as a brother; and Percis Thompson being nine years his senior, and the eldest of these cousins having had charge of him when very young and attending district school together, always spoke of and introduced him to others as her brother, and addressed him in her letters all her life and remembered him in her will as such; and the children of the other cousins, although grown to middle age, have always addressed him as "uncle." So that three centuries hence, when the facts in the premises would not be known except for this statement, the actual relationship would be quite as obscure as is now that of Thomas, Jr., and the sons of George1 Abbott, of Rowley.
Capt. Abbott1 remained in Rowley till about 1659,(*) when he went to Concord, Mass., where he obtained employment for a time and then, about 1662,(+) went to Andover, Mass., where Dec. 15, 1664, he m. Sarah Steward. He testified on "10-12-1652," that he was about 20 yrs. old, in the trial of John Betts, of Concord, for killing his servant Robert Knights, and that Knights was a "fellow-servant."?? He was a husbandman and lived in Andover where, with four others, he owned a mill privilege on "Cochichawicke River," on which permission was given in 1695, to his son-in-law, Capt. Joseph Chandler and his bro. Ens. Henry Chandler who m. Lydia3 Abbott, gr.-dau. of George1 Abbott, of Rowley, Mass., to build a saw-mill "four rods above ye lower ford, on condition that this do not stop the passage of the fish called alewives." He took the oath of allegiance to the King, Feb. 11, 1678, was doubtless Capt. of Militia in Andover, and d. there May 15, 1695.º
Mrs. Abbott lived in No. Andover with her son Thomas2 during her widowhood, and d. there Feb. 6, 1715/16, ae. 69 yrs. She and son Thomas were appointed admrs. of Capt. Abbott's estate, which inventoried May 3, 1695, œ119: 18s.: 6d. There remained for distribution among his heirs, after paying all debts and deducting the widow's share, œ17: 8s., of which Thomas, the eldest son, received a double share, and the other children the balance. The settlement of the estate as recorded is incomplete and obscure. His land in the Andover Commons, Mar. 26, 1718, was inventoried at œ515.
Had 10 chil. (2d gen.), b. in Andover, Essex Co., Mass.:
2 Joseph2 Abbott, b. Mar. 16, 1666; d. in Andover, Mar. 7, 1667.
3 Thomas2 Abbott, b. 1668 Andover, MA; m. Dec. 25, 1706, Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1681, .(*)
dau. of John and Mary (Rogers, dau. of John, pioneer, Watertown, Mass., 1639) French, of Billerica, MA
(see above for more on Thomas (jr.))
4 Sarah2 Abbott, b. Jan. 8, 1671; m. Nov. 26, 1691, Capt. Joseph Chandler, bro. of Ens. Henry who m. Lydia3 Abbott, dau. of George,2 Jr., of Andover, progenitors of R. B. Hayes, late Pres. U. S
.(*) These two bros. owned the saw-mill built 1695, on the site owned partly by Capt. Thomas1 Abbott, on the Cochichawicke River, Andover. Joseph was a blacksmith; highway surveyor, 1709-10; iron mfr. in Salisbury, at Powow River Falls; sold half interest to James Brown, of Amesbury; had 9 chil. (3d gen.):
(*) Ipswich Mass., Rec., i: p. 233.
(+) Salem, Mass., Deeds, ii: p. 174.
?? Suffolk Co., Mass., Ct. Files, No. 168.
Bailey's Hist. Sketches of Andover, Mass., p. 575.
º Under the head of "Publick charges" at Rowley, Thomas Abbott is credited with bounty for wolves and foxes killed, and with pay for military services, but it is impossible to tell to which,-- Thomas, Sr., or Thomas, Jr.,-- they should be credited. The charges are as follows:(1650-1655)
Salem, Mass., Prob. Rec.
5 Joseph2 Abbott, b. Aug. 16, 1674 in Andover, Essex Co., Mass.,and m. Sarah Devereux. (more on desc.)
6 Dorothy2 Abbott, b. Jan. 2, 1676; d. Oct. 27, 1678.
7 Nathaniel2 Abbott, b. Jan. 19, 1678/9 in Andover, Essex Co., Mass.,and
m. in 1710, Mary Hutchinson, of Ashford, Windham Co., Ct. He was a carpenter.
8 John2 Abbott, b. Sept. 23, 1681 in Andover, Essex Co., Mass.,, was a weaver and yeoman, and lived in Andover. He m. there Apr. 11, 1708,(+) Hannah Chubb, probably dau. of Paschal. She d. May 23,?? 1733.
He m. (2d), Oct. 29, 1734, Hephzibah Frye.
Had 6 child. (3d gen.), b. in Andover, Essex Co., Mass.:
9 Dorothy2 Abbott, 2d, b. (???); m. Nov. 21, 1710, Bravitor, b. Sept.29, 1685, son of Robert and Hannah (Holt)
Gray, of Andover; resd.in Andover; was granted land by com. there between June, 1715,and Sept. 13,
1721, and later, variously located. He prob. d. 1734;est. settled Sept. 9, 1734, for œ290: 5s.: 8d.; wid.
had 2 chil. (3d gen.), b. in Andover, Mass.:
10 Mary2 Abbott, b. July 23, 1686; prob. m. Nov. 8, 1703, James, b. June 27, 1679, son of James and Elizabeth (Brown, dau. of wife of John Rogers) Kidder; resd. on Andover road S. E. of Fox Hill, Andover and Billerica, Mass., and pioneers in Mansfield, Ct. He d. May 18, 1729; had 13 chil. (3d gen.):
1. James3 Kidder, b. (???); exr. father's est.
2. John3 Kidder, b. Jan. 27, 1680/1; d. at seaMar. 27, 1707;
m. June 18, 1706, Mary Phillips, of Charlestown; mariner.
3. Joseph3 Kidder, b. Apr. 21, 1683; d. July 30, 1683.
4. Elizabeth3 Kidder, b. Mar. 30, 1686; d. Apr. 14, 1703.
5. Hannah3 Kidder, b. Apr. 27, 1689; m. Benjamin Heywood, of Chelmsford, Mass.
6. Samuel3 Kidder, b. May 22, 1691; d. 1692.(*) Thenames of the other chil. are not known.
(*) Hazen's Hist. of Billerica, Mass.
11 Ebenezer2 Abbott, b. Nov. 23, 1689.
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