I have recently found my grandfather: Joel Joseph Abbott
He is the son of John S. Abbott and one of his four wives -has to be Jane.
Joel Josph b. 1865 Harrison twp. Glouc. John S. Abbott b. 1836 but which John S?
The marriage record for Jane says John Schwancke Abbott, son of John H. Schwancke and Ann Schwancke.
John S. Abbott had 4 wives:
1) Charity Fisher, 1836, dau of Wm & Lucretia Slack Fisher born either 1803 or 1810. One record says 1810-1918!!!!
Problem is, John was a widower when he married" 2) Sarah Summerman 1856 - can't find any Summerman's
3) Jane Snook Perrine (first hus. Wm Perrine). 1858 son: Joel Joseph b. 1865 Jane died 1868
4) Sarah Farley Stout Abbott 1880 census with sons-in-law
There are at least a million Charity Fishers. Anyone know of ones born 1803 and 1808? Lucretia & Wm had another daughter Mary Ann who was in PA. Can you believe one 108 years old?
Any help would be greatly appreciated - I've been hunting for this man for 50 years (well, at least 30). Joel was supposed to be the only son of an only son who was my father but divorced and disappeared so we could not ask him. Joel's wife died in 1945 before I knew I wanted to know.