I have information found by my mother that states that John, Thomas, and Steven came from ether Mayo or Tipperary, Ireland. It was said that Frances and her husband) moved to England and had 2 more children. George and Mary. Then it states that the Widow Frances left England to New England (Mass. we think). We are surching for the Husbands name. I have surched marriage and birth and death records in both Mayo and Tipperary. No luck! If I locate any Abbotts in either place, I'll post it on Genealogy.com.