Marsha: I am sorry that I overlooked your query on my mother's family.I have not researched the ABBOTT familyfor a long, long time.
The only information that I have gathered is that Charles RUSSELL (4 Sep 1874-13 Dec 1953)was the son of Robert RUSSELL and Martha TURNER. Charles married Ellen ABBOTT on 15 Sep 1895 in Christian County, MO. Ellen was the daughter of William ABBOTT (4 Aug 1843-5 Jun 1922) and Mary Jane MONGER (10 Jul 1849-11 Nov 1944) who were married 21 March 1867 in Christian County, MO; dau of William MONGER or MOUNGER and Margaret "Matilda" WALLER. According to their marriage record, Mary Jane's surname spelled as "Munger".William was the son of Joseph ABBOTT and Rebecca ADAMS who resided in Linden Township in Christian County.
My mother is the daughter of Orletta "Violet" (Abbott) Nix, dau of William Benjamin ABBOTT and Anna Grace THOMAS who lived in Sparta. Please feel free to contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org