Charles W Abbott born about 1850 in Sudbury, MA, son of William Abbott Jr b 1828 and Lydia Angeline Hayes b 1830.
It appears his father was gone? before his first birthday. Lydia Angeline and Charles W were living with her parents at 1850 Census. 1870 Census he's living with his mother and her second husband, Lorenzo Andrews. Charles W's profession appears to be "Engineer Steam Boat."
On 28 May 1873, he married Sarah Emma Hoar (sometimes her first and middle names are switched) b. 29 Dec 1850 to Reuben Sawyer Hoar b 1815 and Mary Ann Stone b. 1817.
But, she's living with her parents at the 1880 census, and then she has a baby girl, Ethel, 20 Apr 1881, who lived for six months.
I can't find Charles W anywhere except their marriage (which, oddly, seems to happen both in Massachusetts AND Rhode Island, though as far as I can tell, neither have any connections to RI), and 1850 and 1870 Censuses.
Would like to learn more about Charles W Abbott, and real curious about the story of him and Sarah and their baby girl. Thank you.