Hi Edna, I tried to e-mail you once, and it came back. Sorry about that. I have no idea where my Abbott line connects to either of the George Abbott lines. Silas Alexander is my great-grandfather, b. 1-18-1862, m. Martha Ann "Mattie" Layne. His father is William Augusta Abbott, b. 9-16-1837 m. Nancy Jane Weems. His father is Benjamin Franklin Abbott, b. 12-28-1812, of AL, but both parents listed from GA. He married Caroline Pickett Willis.I see Abbotts marrying into the Custis line, and the Paynter line, but can't put the pieces together yet. As both sides of my family (mother and father) go into the Washington/Lawrence/Lewis/Smith/Reade lines, these are very likely to be heading in the right direction. It is as if my Abbotts are connected to nobody as yet.