Hi, Elizabeth - My James Abbott went west from N/SC but I'm not sure of the route. He md Katherine Tillman (dtr of Tobias T) in 1801 in Tennessee. He & his wife went with a slew of other Tillmans to Preble Co OH in abt 1805. Then in 1834 he and wife (and maybe some of the Tillmans) moved to Wabash Co IN, where they were among the first residents. My knowledge of James prior to Wabash Co is scanty and/or nebulous, and I'm sorry I know nothing about any Abbotts in Georgia. Other names on my Abbott side are Carson, Carpenter, Critchfield, Crossley, McCutcheon/en/an/in, Ramsey, Shipley, Burn/s/worth. All of these folks were in OH prior to IN, and many were in PA prior to OH. Happy to share info with you.Good hunting!