I would like to find someone in the family of John R.F. Abbott, b. 1859, Gloucester Co. of John Smith Abbott and Sarah Ann Stimax Zimmerman Abbott.
John S. was the son of Joel and Susannah Smith Abbott.
John S. had five children: Amanda C., Susannah, James, Joel and John R.F. - more usually just John F I think.
My father was the son of Joel but Joel took off when my father was born or shortly thereafter. We think he went back to N.Jersey but I haven't found him.
Strangely enough my father split when we were children- so we didn't know about until some years ago after he was dead what happened to him.
But I did once talk to his 2nd wife (very uninterested) but she did tell me my father was looking for his father, Joel.
He (my father) seemed to have believed Joel was an only son, but of course, he was not.
God has to have a big sense of humor because it seems my father was living in Pasedena, CA, evidently unaware he had relatives - while his uncle and brother of Joel, - John R.F. was also living in Pasadena!
At any rate - this search for John F and Adelia is to try to find a cousin from this bunch. I haven't found any of the other children of John Smith & Sarah.
John F. had at least three children - girls naturally, we can't make this too easy! Millicent, Nellie and Marion. It would not only be very exciting to meet some other of my grandfather's family - but perhaps there would be a record of the difficult Joel Joseph.
This is probably expecting a miracle, but perhaps that divine sense of humor will show itself again!