According to all the census' David said he was born in SC not VA.At this point it is not proven but in looking at the census and naming patterns as well as other Abbotts in Gwinnett Co., Ga in 1850, I believe that he is the s/o Matthew Abbott who lived first in Spartanburg Co. and then Pickens Dist., SC. I would love to compare data with anyone connected to this line.
1850 Gwinnett Co., GA 724 724 Abbott David 48SC Margaret 40GA Agnes 18all children GA Temperance 17 Mathew B. 15 Artamacy 12 John L. 11 Andrew T. 8 Sarah E. 6 Elizabeth 4 Julian 1/12 1860 Gwinnett Co., GA 339 339 Abott David 60 SC Margaret 50 SC Artimissa 22 all children in GA John 20 Andrew 17 Sarah 15 Scinthia 13 Julia 10 Luiza 7 1870 Gwinnett Co., GA 1176 1184 Abbott David 64 Elizabeth 24 Louiza 17 Artemus 20
1880 Census Place: Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia Source: FHL Film 1254149National Archives Film T9-0149Page 503C Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace David ABBOTT Self M W W 79 SC Occ: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: SC Artemesa BRYANT Dau F W W 41 GA Occ: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: GA Louisa DALTON Dau F M W 24 GA Occ: Works Farm Fa: SC Mo: GA Thomas DALTON SonL M M W 22 GA Occ: Works Farm Fa: GA Mo: GA Jackson DALTON GSon M S W 2 GA Fa: GA Mo: GA