Hi Wilma , Your correct in the speeling of the nameAbbott it was origanally spelled AbbotAbboud , Abbitt . I origanate from the Abbott line through my mother who is an Abbott .My Richard Abbott was born in Crawford co Ga his parents also from Ga He was born in 1870something happened to his parents and his father left a gaurdianshipRecord for Richard and marion Abbott his minor children . Marion is my g grandfather . they lived in Shelby county Texas with their uncle FM Abbott and Comilah Bryce .That's why i asked you about yours because Missouri is close to TX . You probably won't find a death record as they didn't start keeping files until 1900 . But you may get lucky with his obit . or if he and his wife had children you can find their children and get the info . but your best bet is the obit and see if it lists other relativeslike an uncle or Auntor a brother or sister. See YA Lori Webb firstname.lastname@example.orgLet me know what you find and if i can help let me know.