I'm searching for the proverbial "needle in a haystack."Does anyone have an ABBOTT connection or family that moved from New York to Indiana in the late 1700's to early 1800's that ties in with the following information?
1. They had at least two male children in the family named William and Isaiah?Isaiah was spelled with several variations, as was the surname.
2.Isaiah states he was born in Indiana in 1814, unknown where William was born, although early census showed him to be in the same age group as Isaiah.
3. Isaiah could possibly have changed his name from Josiah, as he purchased land in Illinois under this name with his brother in September of 1849.
4. The New York connection comes from Isaiah telling a census enumerator in 1860 that his parents were born in New York.
I have exhausted searches in both Illinois and Indiana, and Isaiah is turning out to be quite elusive.Its almost as if he and his brother appeared out of nowhere.Yet I know that somewhere out there lies a link.
I realize this isn't much to go on, but being disabled and surviving on fixed income, makes it almost impossible for me to purchase documentation.
I am cross posting this information to the Illinois, Indiana, and Abbott boards as well.