Hi Luanne.I cannot prove the connection, but I believe twins Lott A. and Job Abbott were born to Joel and Catherine Abbott in Livingston Co, MI (1850 census).I believe parents died shortly after their birth, and siblings were in foster homes.In 1860 Lott and Job are living in Lenawee Co with older sister's family - Emily and Samuel Racker/Ricard. Siblings Jesse and Abigail Abbott are living in Cass Co with different Gifford families.I don't find Job after 1860.1870 Lott is working for Anson Mells family as farm labor.1880 he is in Montcalm Co where another brother, William H. Abbott, is living.
Children of Joel and Catherine Abbott were Emily (m. Samuel Ricard); Jesse; William H. (m. Fannie Graham); Cornelius; Abigail; Joe or James; Lott A. (m. Edith); Job. Even though they lived in Livingston Co in 1850,I think there must be a relationship with some Lenawee Co Abbotts as Emily, Lott & Job later lived in Lenawee; and Jesse, Cornelius, and William enlisted in Civil war in Adrian, Lenawee Co, and William married in Lenawee in 1872. William is my husband's great grandfather.