I have been able to trace my family history back to William Abbott, my great-great grandfather. He was a fisherman in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland. Earliest date found is 1864 when listed in published directory. Also, listed as a fisherman in 1871.I found in the Marriage listing for Roman Catholic Parrish of Northern Bay, Newfoundland that William married Elizabeth Fahey on September 23, 1875. Also, not able to locate Thomas, son of said William and Elizabeth, born August 25, 1878 in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland.My father has told me that Thomas left for Boston before 1926.
Two clues: 1. Roman Catholic Abbott - very few in Newfoundland 2. Family oral culture claims Tipperary origins