I have found a Moses Abbott living in VA in the 1700s in my research that may be a connection. In fact, I have found several Abbott lines in VA starting as early as 1720s. Some of those Abbotts ended up in MO in the 1800s. Try the ancestry.com website in the free section where people post their family lines. Do a search on the name Moses Abbott and one of the two will be from VA. The names Jospeph and William Isaac will also pop up for his line. I'm trying to find a Moses Abbott that lived in NH when I stumbled across this line. Where did your Mary Monger come from? I have that line as well as Abbott.