This posting brings up a tremendous question for me and I would like to know if you have any additional information.
According to this posting from the Abbott-Bruce Bible, Henrietta Abbott appears to be the daughter of Levi Abbott.What I find interesting is Henrietta Abbott and her husband John L. Bruce, appear in the Probate Document of my GG Grandfather James Abbott.John is co-executor with my Great Grandfather Elijah.I had assumed, until I saw this posting, that Henrietta was a daughter to my James but this leads me to believe different.
Do you know who Levi's parents were? Do you have any birth records that verify Henrietta was the daughter to Levi and Jane? Levi's birthdate falls right into the gap where I am missing siblings for my James' father so I wondering if Levi may in fact be my James' brother and Henrietta may have just been very close to my James and thus was in his will.