There are a number of Joel Abbotts and they are cousins or whatever.
My Joel Joseph in question was in the 1850 census as the son of John Smith (Susanna Smith m. to Joel Abbott b. Apr. 1786) son of James and Ann Jackson).
John Smith Abbott was married to Sarah A. Stimax Zimmerman (s) and five children: Amanda, James, Joel Joseph - 1865, JOhn R. F., and Susannah.
My Joel Joseph m. Nora Turner from Maryland.
He left about 1800 and I don't know where he went although he was seen In Atlantic city in 1800.
I found only John R. F. (usually John F. b. 1859) of those five chidren - he was living in California with wife Adelia Adams and three daughters in the 1910 census. It looks like only Millicent married. They also moved back and forth to Oregon it seems.
It is the children of John F. that I would like to get in touch with as they are the only known (to me) relatives of my grandfather, Joel Joseph.
The brief line looks like this:
James Abbott c. 1836 Somerset, Eng. m Martha James my list says he was the son of a James but no other info.
Benjamin - Hanna Burroughs , Long island m. c. 1729 James b. c. 1730- Eliz Burroughs (father?) Long Island Joel b. April 1786 m. Susanna Smith (father?)d. Salem Twp. John Smith Abbott b. 1826 (there is another John S b. c. 1822 I think) m. Sarah Ann Stimax Zimmerman Joel Joseph, b. 1865, m Nora Turner -J.J. born Harrison twp, Glouc. John R.F., J.J.'s brother.
As far as I know there are few of this family around and this list may not appear in some trees. I didn't use the trees for these - most info was from LDS and other Ancestry info.
Thanks again, Kevin. Perhaps it will add to your lists.