I went through all of my Abbott info - it's all sofragmented, and hasn't been an easy task trying to put this family together.
The 1789 Tax List for Jefferson County KY shows John and Richard Abbott. If your Johnston Abbott was born 1789 in Abbott's Station, Jefferson County, KY, it would seem that one of these two men would be the father.
A Rootsweb account (contact: Tom) showed the children of John William Abbott (b. 1760) and Amanda Margaret (m/1 William Spangler) had childen:
Millie Abbott, b. 20 Mr 1788 Abbott's Station KY
William, b. 1786, Jefferson County KY
Johnson, b. Jefferson County KY
Rebecca b. Kentucky
John William Abbott died Jun 1834 in Bethlehem, Clark County, Indiana.I found a World Family Tree account that says Johnson Abbott, son of John William, was born ca 1795 in Jeff. Co. KY, and married Hannah Bartley.No other info.
Your mention of Warren County, Illinois is interesting, as Millie Abbott, dtr. of John William, died 12 Nov 1840 in Warren County IL - she married George Peter Peckinpaw (various spellings on this name).
Richard Abbott's will of Jefferson County KY names wife Elizabeth, sons John and Gabriel (to be bound out), and 2 daughters, not named; dated 6 Apr 1795; probated 9 Jun, same year.
If Richard and John Abbott were the two sons of Richard of Culpeper County, Virginia, then they may have been the only two sons who left Virginia.Also, Annie Abbott, daughter of Richard Sr., had maried a David Johnson, which may account for that name being used in the family (just a guess, though).
A Richard Abbott m. Elizabeth Feavors 10 May 1785 in Jefferson County KY - there is another entry, same date, stating that Richard Abbett m. Elizabeth Treavus, daughter of John.
I have no other information on Richard.
Then there is James Abbott, Sr. who died in Clark County, Indiana in 1819.Richard of Culpeper County VA had a son, Rev. James, supposed to have had a son Joseph, and possibly died in Monroe County VA.
Children of James Abbott Sr. and Margaret "Peggy"
James, m. Mary - of Shelby Co. IND in 1829
Margaret, m. ca 1807 Clark County IN Josiah Williams - he was b. 1788 in VA
William; sold land 1826 in the Clark Grant
Elizabeth, m. Leonard Houston - of Clark County IN 1826
Isaac, m. Delilah
Sarah, b. ca 1804, m. John Alfred Plummer - were of Lawrence county Iowa in 1826
Levina, m. Edward Turpin - of Jackson County iN in 1830
David, ofLawrence County In in 1830
Polly (Mary?) m. David Huckleberry
I was recently surfing the net, searching for the name Huckleberry (this hobby makes me feel fortunate to have some ancestors with unusual names), and the "Abbott Newsletter" popped up.From Issue No. 23, dated 15 Jul 2000:
This is part of a History of the Abbott Family, by J. H. Abbott, 18 Jun 1837
A letter from John A. Williams, dated 1884 as follows:
"My grandfather James and his--(torn out) John settled in Indiana on the Ohio River.This place was afterwards called Abbottsford of (sic) station.My grandfather was a Baptist preacher.His sons were named James, --(torn out) Isaac, William and David.His oldest daughter married Huckleberry.Margaret, my mother, married Josiah Williams (They followed them to Salem, IL.One of my mother's sisters married a Baptist preacher Leonaed Houston, another married Alfred Plummer, another married.The three sisters lived in Lawrence County IN.Their (Dishan?) brother James came to Jefferson County near Mt. Vernon, IL (following Nathan) in an early day.He and his sons were Baptist preachers.Miles, son of James went to Saugaqmon River."I am certain that my great-great-grandfather was James, my great-grndfather was James and my grandfather was John.There was John, James, Margaret and Elizabeth in all the families.There is good proof that 1701 Abbott could be the origin of the family so I am including the diagram of this family furnished by Amos Shinkle Abbott.In a letter from Dr. John W. Abbott of Bremen, AL, dated 1884, he says he thinks that the statement of John A. Williams is correct.
1942 - In trying to get the history of my family, errors are likely to get in.But to the best of my belief now (1942) James (the Powder Maker); John (the Cabinet Maker), my grandfather--Nathan (the Deserter) and Heil of Alabama were brothers.That Heil was the youngest and they all moved from New York and...the father was James who married Elizabeth Coplin, and his father was James of Long Island in 1701. The difference of their birth didn't count much.My grandfather on my mother's side had 21 children from two wives.The oldest born in 1807, the youngest in 1847.The fact that all the brothers traveled together into Ohio at Warren and Abbott's Ford in Clark Co, Ohio and from there to Indiana and all lived near Brownstown or Salem, and that Marguarete, James the Powder Maker's wife, was at my grandfather's when my grandmother died.The end.
From this information, if correct, James Abbott who died in Clark County Indiana 1818, had no connection to the Abbotts of Culpeper County, Virginia or Jefferson County, Kentucky.
You have an Isaac Abbott b. ca 1795 m. Delilah Tucker.James Abbott Sr. of Clark County IN also had an Isaac who m. Delila, as well as a son John - could this have been your Johnston, b. ca 1789?John and Isaac are the only two I have no information on.
Then there is the Johnson Abbott, son of John William of Jefferson County KY, with no brother Isaac (I'm assuming from what you wrote that Isaac was the brother of your Johnson), but this family group is pretty sketchy.
I hope I haven't confused you.It's not an easy family to work on, and I have to say that I thought I had things fairly close until I saw that Abbott Newsletter referencing Abbotts from New York, with no mention of Kentucky or of Clark County, Indiana. There is the possibility that the author meant Clark county IN instead of Clark County, Ohio.
You might want to read this Abbott newsletter yourself, as there is more regarding the brothers.I think I searched under Huckleberry+Abbott to find it.