I do not have any records on the Abt family in Nova Scotia, but I do have a Mary Apt, b. about 1640 Jamestown, James City County, VA. She married James Freeman, b. about 1640 and d. January 23, 1686/87 in Surrey Co., VA. Among their children were Robert Sr. b. 1670, William F. b. 1672, and John b. 1674. This information is from: Freeman Forebears by Garland Evans Hopkins, Chapter 4 Descendants of James Freeman. Additional information sent to Robert B. Taylor on Thursday, May 29, 1997 from Frederick Armstrong of Stephenville, TX. Also World Family Tree Disk No. 4. Hope this helps some.