I don't know who my Abbotts tie to past Benjamin Abbott b. 1812 m. Carline Pickett Willis.
I have no Hanks as a last name, but middle name. Nancy Hanks Dial b. 1819, Warren Co. IN m. John Oliver b. 1810, TN. He is the son of Mary Lackey and Andrew Oliver. Nancy is dau. of Shadrick Dial and Henrietta Cox.
I was told Alexander Abbott is father to Ben, but no proof.