Thanks for responding.I've strongly suspected William and Seaborn Marion were older sons of Peter J. for a while, but I haven't been able to prove or disprove it. I have an old scrap of paper from the early 1930s listing William's siblings as Marion (m. Elinor Kiser) and Elizabeth.I don't know why other siblings weren't listed.
What leads you to beleive William and Marion were the sons of Peter?Do you know what became of Peter?
I've noted the connections with the other Abbotts from Jasper Co., too, so I think you and I are on the same page there.
Here are some interesting things I've found.
A Thomas J. Abbott witnessed a land transaction 3/23/1853 in Campbell County.Was he visiting relatives?
I noticed a man named Peter Jaillet in Jasper County.Could this be a family friend they named Peter after?He's involved with some legal disputes with a Goodwin Abbott and Ezekiel Abbett.In “State of Georgia Land Plots, Book B, 1784-1785”, a John Abott and an Elijah Gilletts both purchase land in Washington County, GA in 1784 on the Oconee River. It’s whispy, but families do travel together a lot during this time period, so it may be a connection.
I looked at an extract of Thomas Dillon's will (probated 1845).He was Peter's wife Amanda's father.I hoped he might mention grandchildren, but he didn't.Amanda wasn't mentioned at all.
I'm participating (with my male cousin's help) in the Abbott surname DNA project, and so is a descendent of Harison Abbott.Turns out, we are no relation to that Abbott line.