long ago talk in my family is that we came from the "carolinas". I have followed line back to "NANCY ROBINSON". She married ELY PYLE,and had a dau. named MELVINA PYLE. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON PETTIT in 1857.They HAD A DAU. NAMED VIRGINIA RUTH PETTIT,born 1860.Married HEZEKIAH C. ABBOTT in1882 feb.2. They had 7 children.If you want any more let me know .I can't find connections to other ABBOTT lines.Do any of these look familiar to anyone?