I am searching for the family and ancestry of William Abbott, born January 19, 1840 in (I believe) Ripley County, Indiana and died May 4, 1917 in Terre Haute, Indiana. William's wife was Wrispa LOWE, born ca. 1846 in Dearborn County, Indiana and was a daughter of Alexander and Mary Lowe. William and Wrispa had married and moved to Terre Haute before 1870. Their six children were Harvey, Theodore William, Arthur, Elizabeth, Lavinia, and Laura (or Lora) Abbott.
There were several Abbott families in Ripley and Dearborn Counties in the early 1800's, but I have not been able to determine which one my William belongs to.