I am a Terrill descendant, and an Abbott descendant. I know who my Terrills are, but my Abbott origin is a long, long, unsolved mystery. I know of only one male Abbott descendant, and they seem to not be interested in DNA search. I am the only Abbott left in my line, and would love to know where to search. I connect to the Abbott line (John) m. Margaret Williams through my grandfather on Abbott side, very indirectly.This line goes to James Weems, brother is John Russom Weems, my descent. James Weems line ties to Wilburn Abbott.
Priscilla Abbott b. 1785, NC m. John Lemmon b. 1870, NC. Priscilla is dau. of John Abbott and Margaret Williams.
I am really interested in which Abbott is the father of Benjamin Franklin Abbott b. 1812 m. Caroline Pickett Willis. I don't have the tie linked to the Willis line to Caroline, but know it does exist.
My Terrill line is through George McCormick, Sr. m.Virginia Terrill. His son, George McCormick, Jr. m. Phoebe Anna Reid. These lines also go through the Col. Henry WIllis line of VA, with the Warner/Washington families.
If you are familiar with any of this, you know that these lines also connect to William and Francis Triplett.
There is another Abbott line in OK, that is full of Tripletts and Haynes. Haynes are also in Terrill lines.
There is also an Abbott line that connects to the Custis/Justice lines. Yep, Martha Custis.
Every line I have connects to the Warner/Willis/Washington/Reade lines.
Capt. Simon Miller and Sarah Lucinda Rucker. Elizabeth Reade, dau. of WIlliam, I think, and that is also my Abbott side. But, my mother's Terrills link to the same Reade lines.
I am an Adam Lawrence m. Sarah Lucinda Miller descendant, as well.
My father's line: Robert Layne Abbott Ralph William Abbott m. Birdie B. Briggs Silas Alexander Abbott m. Martha Ann Layne William Augusta Abbott m. Nancy Jane Weems Benjamin Franklin Abbott m. Caroline Pickett Willis
*Martha Ann Layne Henry Inlough Layne m. Lucinda Lawrence Adam Lawrence m. Sarah Lucinda Miller Maj. Col. Simon Miller m. Sarah Lucinda Rucker Capt. Simon Miller V)? m. Elizabeth Reade William Reade m. Mary Johanna Jones John Reade m. Mary Mallory Thomas Reade m. Ann Allen Francis Reade m. Ann Beale Col. George R. Reade, Esq. m. Elizabeth Martiau.
My mother's line: Jeanne St. Cyr Louis Gavion St. Cyr m. Irene Marcovich Bernard Marcovitch m. Alice Leona McCormick George McCormick, Jr. m. Phoebe Anna Reid George McCormick, Sr. m. Virginia Terrill Robert Terrill m. Mary Lacy Edmund Terrill m. Margaret Willis Col. Henry Willis m. Mildred Katherine Washington
Mildred Reade m. Col Augustine Warner, Jr. Mildred Warner m. Lawrence Washington
Lawrence Washington's father Col. John Washington m. Anne Pope, also m. Mary Flood. Mary Flood also m. Henry Briggs.
My grandfather m. Birdie B. Briggs. Her ancestor is William Robert Briggs m. Judith Wroe. Judith Wroe's father is Original Wroe, son of William Wroe and Judith Browne. Her parents are Originall Browne and Mary Butler. Mary Butler's parents are Thomas Butler and Jane Baldridge. Thomas and Jane also had Jane Butler m. Augustine Washington, son of Lawrence Washington and Mildred Warner.
As you probably know, Augustine Warner also m. Mary Ball, and they are the parents of Pres. George Washington m. Martha Custis.
Capt. Simon Miller V. m. Elizabeth Reade, had a dau. Sarah Otway Miller m. Robert Bean, and she also m. Samuel Lewis, grandson of Col. Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington (sister to George Washington).
OK, so, of all these well-known Abbott lines, George of Andover, George of Rowley, and I tie to all of these well-known Willis/Miller/Reade lines on both sides.....where do I fit in an Abbott group? I am absolutely stuck.
Is there anyone out there that has any clues? This has been 20 years of digging. I have been to Clayton Library in Houston, and haven't found Ben or Caroline.
My other ties include: Willoughby Todd through Josiah Todd m. Nancy Asbell and Zilpha Thomas, Alexander Oliver m. Jane Killough (Lackey/Oliver/Muchmore lines). John Thomas Layne m. Mary Polly Crafton. Huge Layne line. Some of them marry into Gustavo Phelps line. I have a Thomas Jeferson Phelps m. Katherine Mary Briggs, dau. of Reuben Parks Briggs. I have: William Abbott m. Elizabth Geary, dau., Elizabeth Abbott m. Joseph Phelps. His parents: Samuel Phelps and Sarah Chandler. They also had: Elizabeth Phelps m. Jonathan Lovejoy.
There is a strong Lovejoy connection to several Abbott lines. One in OK, that has the Tripplett and Haynes. The other is George Abbott m. Sarah Farnham (Nehemiah Abbott m. Abagail Lovejoy)line.
Online I found an Asa Lawrence Lovejoy m. Lizbeth McGary. He is a noted American pioneer (Oregon). Son of Samuel Lovejoy and Betsy Lawrence.
Thomas Chandler m. Hannah Brewer...I have Chandlers in a huge book from a Wroe researcher, that tie to my Wroe/Briggs line through George W. Briggs m. Sarah McWhirter.
Just throwing those out there....Any help anyone can give would be wonderful!