Hi Dwane, I have just now come across your March 01,2002 message re your Abbott ancestors in VA/WV. My ggggrandfather,James Abbott,was born in Scotland in 1750 and came to this country,reortedly with two brothers,Matthew &Thomas, whom I have been unsuccessful in tracing. James,Sr.s wife was named Sarah and they had six children. The 3rd. born,John, was my gggrandfather. John married Nancy Greenway in 1805 in Botetourt County,VA in 1805. Most, if not all, of their seven children were born in Craig County,VA. The 7th. child, my great grandfather, however, first appeared on the census in Monroe County,VA in 1820 and remained there at least through the 1850 census. He,his wife and children later appeared on the 1880 census in Kanawha County,WV. My father was born in Putnam County,WV in 1892. Now, my reason for going into all this detail is that your ancestors and mine lived in the same places at about the same time. I have located most of the children of St.Clair Abbott, the one born in 1826, who would be a grandson of Gemima and Joseph, in The Kanawha County Family Tree Project on the rootsweb.com website. Do you happen to know whether there is any family connection between your ancestors and mine, or is this just coincidence?