I am not related to this family, but have a book called, "History of the Pioneer Families of Missour", by Wm. S. Bryan and Robert Rose, that was first published in 1876. I thought it might help.
ABINGTON...John Abington, of Scotland, came to America and settled in Montgomery County, Maryland, somtime before the revolution. His wife was Mary Watson. She died, leaving him a widower, after which he moved to Henry County, Virginia.The names of his children were, Bowles, Lucy, John, Elizabeth, and Henry. Bowles, at the age of 18 years, joined the American Army and served during the Revolutionary War. He married Sarah Taylor, daughter of William Taylor and sarah Scruggs, of Virginia, and they had seven children---William N., John T., Susannah, Taylor, Bowles, Henry, and Lucy. William N. was a Methodist preacher, and died in North Carolina. John T. married Rebecca Taylor, and settled in Tennessee. Susannah married Thomas Travis, and settled in St. Charles County, Missouri, in 1830. Taylor married Amanda Penn. Bowles married Mary Baldridge, and died ten days after. Honorable Henry Abington, the only one of the family now living, married Maria Smith, and settled in the western part of St. Charles County, Missouri, where he now resides. He is an influential, public-spirited citizen; has served three terms in the Legislature of his State, and has held the position of Justice of the Peace for many years.
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