It seems that the older I get the more I want to know where my family came from, I found this site and decided that I need to add my 2 cents. Nebraska seems to be a state full of Abbotts. I was born in Syracuse and spent the first 12 years of my life off/on in Nebraska. We moved from Nebraska to Washington states every so many years which also appears to be an Abbott thing since I've heard of many Abbotts living there in their lives. My family is from Nebraska City mainly. I can can remember living there while going to Jr. High during the early 1970 and the entire town being full of Abbotts. Our lockers were in alphabetic order and it went something like this: Barry Abbott, Mary Abbott, Sandra Abbott (me) and then Sherry Abbott. The next locker was for Cindi Anderson whom was actually an Abbott too but was given up for adoption by our uncle, but we all knew who she was but none of us told her. My dad was Ralph Abbott, born in January 1932 and my mom is Susie Nelson Abbott born in 1936. We moved to California in 1970 and have lived her every since. My dad past away in 1976 at the early age of 41. My grandfather was Pete Abbott who was born, raised, and died in Nebraska City. Supposedly my grandfather started the first sanitation program in the city but this is not backed up by any documentation. My fatorite Aunt, my dad's oldest sister was Dorothy Irene Abbott-Hogancamp who moved from NEbraska City to Unidilla Nebraska upon being married. She died a few years ago after living her entire married life in a pink farm house out the country of Unidilla. I also have an Uncle Bernard (Bud) who is the last remaining Abbott child of Ethel and Pete Abbott who also lives here in Sacramento, California. I have several cousins who still live in Nebraska, in Weeping Water, Omaha, Lorton and Elwood. I doubt seriously if there are many Abbotts still in Nebraska City but I would absolutly love to hear from anyone who still lives in the City. My cousin Mary, Bernards daughter, is my age but did not get along with her dad so she may have changed her name as soon as she was old enough to. Her mother's name is Toni and she has 2 brothers, Carl and Eugene. I would love to hear from anyone else who is part of the Abbott clan from Nebraska. Please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.