I know we spoke years ago, but I am giving a last ditch effort to find my Benjamin Franklin Abbott b. 1811 NC who m. Caroline Pickett Willis b. 1817 TN.
This man is my brick wall.
I can see how the John Abbott Margaret Williams line joins other lines to me.
I can see how they Tie to the MILLSTTEAD/KEY line through Nancy Weems, daughter of James William Weems. This Nancy is first cousin to my NANCY JANE WEEMS m.William Augusta ABBOTT. She is the daughter of JOHN RUSSOM WEEMS and MARY ANN OLIVER. These also tie to the WILBURN ABBOTT line at Letsy Weems, I think it is.
The NOBLE line joins in, the COLEMAN, line joins, as well.
Caroline Pickett Willis is the dau. of William John Willis and Anne Johnston, going back to the MUCHMORE lines.
Mary Ann Oliver also m. William Favor.
I have so many solid connections (descent) from Col. Henry Willis, Adam "Ad" LAWRENCE, Capt. Simon MILLER, and associate Original 300 Austin Settlement groups. My LAYNES are Henry Inlough Layne m. Lucinda Lawrence, daughter of Ad Lawrence and Sally Miller, dau. of Capt. Simon Miller.
I descend from Joel Layne of NC, Alexander OLIVER, Henry Briggs, Walter Flood, John Flood, Mary Flood, Augustine Washington. All of my lines go through Washington-related families, and I can see connections to most of the people out here researching the Abbott lines, with Hale/Hile, Alumbee, etc., but nobody seems to have any link to Benjamin Franklin Abbott.
At this point I link to everyone except him! LOL.
Been looking for 25 years now, and I think it just a dead end. I have even tried to give away free photo retouches....nothing.