Thanks for responding.I am not sure which part of Georgia they are from yet.I have not been able to find a marriage certificate on Willis and Francis, however, from her children's death certificates, her name is listed as Francis Poole or Pool. Their oldest child lists her birth place as Georgia (born about 1823).
Francis is used as a name once in their grandchildren.Other family names that seem to be repeated are Emeline, George Washington, Nancy, Caroline, John, Isabella, Susan, Jane, Lafayette.I have not seen Marion.
Willis is also part of a group of Abbotts who move into Pike and Perry Counties Alabama, with some of the family moving on to Mississippi.I suspect because of the 'coincidences' of movement at same time and same place, these Abbotts are related, with probably some relatives left in Georgia. The names in Alabama are John, William, Lewis and Willis.In 1840 in Mississippi there is an elderly gentleman, Jordan Abbott, as well (near where John and Willis live).
Willis was born in 1797 in South Carolina (not sure which part yet).The Abbotts seem well educated for the time, and made sure that their children were well educated.Their children and grandchildren were Sheriffs, Doctors, Editors, etc.
My guess is that many of the Abbotts in the south are related, but not sure how.What part of South Carolina did your Abbotts come from?What part of Georgia did they settle in?Do you have other family names that are similar to the ones I listed?