I'm returning to ask again about Richard Abbott, and his daughters Sally/Sallie and Margaret.My association with these Abbotts is that I am a descendent of Sally, who married John Chapman around 1761.My greatest interest for now is learning more about Richard: particularly, where he was born, where he lived, and where he died.Johnston’s Middle New River Settlements contains the statement “John married Sallie Abbott and Richard married Margaret Abbott, daughters of Richard Abbott of Culpeper County. . .”Various online sources have him as born in Ireland in 1720 or 1730.And there are claims that he died in Culpeper or Giles county.A letter written by Henley Chapman (son of John Chapman & Sally Abbott in 1857 stated "My grandfather on my mother's side was named Richard Abbott: he emigrated from Ireland and married my grandmother in Va; her maiden name not known. He had by her, I think, four sons and three daughters; John, Richard, James and Thomas; Nancy, Peggy, and Sally. My grandfather Abbott died, and his widow married a man named Tracy, who lived on Wolf Creek."
I’m particularly interested in determining where he was living between 1748 (when John and Richard Chapman’s father Isaac died in Orange county) and in 1760/1761 when his daughters married the Chapman brothers.
Does anyone know about this Richard Abbott? ____________________________
Here is my Abbott/Chapman lineage:
1 Isaac Chapman d. 1747 m. Sarah Cole .....2 John Chapman b. 1-18-1740 d. 12-18-1813 m. 1761 Sally Abbott ..........3 Annie Chapman b. 1763 d. 1831 m. John Lybrook ..........3 Isaac Chapman b. 4-19-1764 d. 5-29-1836 m. Elian Johnston ..........3 George Chapman b. 1766 d. 4-20-1816 m. 11-5-1789 Patience Clay ..........3 John Chapman b. 1771 d. 1796 m. 7- Sep 1791 Dicie Napier ..........3 Sally Chapman b. 8-26-1776 m. 12-12-1794 Jacob Miller ..........3 Henley Chapman b. 3-26-1779 d. 8- Apr 1864 m. 9-16-1803 Mary Alexander ..........3 Jemima Chapman b. aft. 1780 d. 1837 m. Charles Hall .....2 Richard Chapman b. 1742 m. Margaret "Peggy" Abbott ..........3 John Chapman b. 1760 d. aft. 1840 m. Jemima Johnson ..........3 Abner Chapman b. 1762 d. after 1840 ..........3 William Chapman b. 1762 d. before 1840 m. 1787 Elizabeth Burgess ..........3 Edward Chapman b. 11-20-1795 ..........3 Thomas Chapman