Obit:"Dick" Abbott Is Dead -well know and revered citizen succumbs to paralysis
Richard M. Abbott
-only Charter Member tobacco Board of Trade
-member Board of Aldermen - from 6th Ward
-Born Pittsylvania Co., VA Nov. 20, 1845 near Chatham
-married Miss Adeline Baynes (Baines)@ 21
-came to live in Danville in 1874
-Engaged in the tobacco buisness
-Surviving-wife, one son : T. J. Abbott, one son Mrs. P. W. Ferguson, and 2 grandsons, 2 Brothers Misters C.E. Abbott of Danville, VA and M. W. Abbott of county and sister Mrs. Eliza Abbott of cit.
Funeral at home.Internment Leemont Cemetery
Also interned at Leemont Cemetery Robert P. Abbott Apr. 27, 1912, and Thornton Abbott Dec. 9, 1929.
Believe that one of the grandsons is Robert T. Abbott from Richard's obit.And that the obit doesn't list a son that died 1912 by the name of Robert P. Abbott.
Robert's name is found listed underneath J. T. Corbin on stationary for the J. T. Corbin Tobacco Company in Danville, VA.Also found the obit of Robert's brother James's obit. -Found in the files titled The Jackson Corbin Familey of Danville, VA by Robert E. King.
City of Danville, VA Births: 1874 - 1879 Abbott, OlieJan. 1879 R. M. and M. A.30 Abbott, Olie Jan. 1879 Richard M. and Adeline Pittsy. 1532
Danville, VA city directories lists Richard's family living at 613 Keen St. from 1898 - 1929. Dora Carter Abbott Terrell is also listed as living at 613 Keen St in 1929. The widow of Robert P. Abbott.
Marriage record found Danville City Court House: -Robert Pace Abbott age 26 b. Danville, VA parents R. M. Abbott and Adeline -Dora Lou Carter age 21 b. Pittsylvania Co., VA parents Phil and ______ Carter. Date and Place: March 13, 1903 Danville, VA
Only Obit I could find for Robert P. Abbott was in the Danville Registar April 27, 1912 Robert P. Abbott parents: Mr. and Mrs. R. M. of Keen St. Danville age 35 sister Pattie Abbott brother: Thornton Abbott Burial Leemont Cemetery Funeral at Residence Died aft a long illness.Not a surprise to family and friends.Mentioned possible wife and child but no names.
1880 Census VA R. L. Abbott birth year 1846, birth plce VA, age 34, occ. Tobacco Dealer, marriage status Married, Race White, Father's birthplace VA Mother's birthplace VA.
1900 Census Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA Ward 4 Abbott Richardrace: w sex: m born: Nov. 1846 age: 58 married for 33yrsocc. warehouse man.bp VA. wife: Martharace: w sex: f born July 1851 age 49 born VA son: Thornton J. race: w sex: m born: Feb. 1874born VA dau: Pattie W. race: w sex: f born Oct. 1871 born VA
1870 Census Pittsylvania Co., VA Abbott, Isaac56 yrs sex: m race: w b. VA Ringgold PO series roll-1671 pg 85
1860 Census Pittsylvania Co., VA Northern District Abbott, Isaac 46 m farmer $250 Louisa47 f Eliza A. 16 f Richard M. 14 m James L.11 m Charles C.9 m Mary W. 8 f Moses W. 7 m
1850 Census Pittsylvania Co., VA Abbott, Isaac 40 m overseer Louisa Corbin35 f Sarah10 f George 7 m Eliza5 f Richard 4 m James1 m Chesley4 monthsm Hoskins, Martha14 f note- Isaac Abbott md Louisa Corbin Jan. 7, 1839
1840 Census Pittsylvania Co., VA Isaac Abbott000010000000 - 000010000000 1 male born between 1810-1815 1 female born between 1810-1815
Anyone else who can provide any other info it would be greatly appreciated.