My greatgrandmother was Louisa Fletcher Fenton born in Plains Twsp. Luzerne Co. PA on 11 May, 1880 and died 16 Oct. 1918. She married Andrew Geary ( b. 15 June 1875 d. Apr. 1942) on 16 Dec. 1896 in Binghamton, Broome Co. NY. They lived in Luzerne Co. and had many children there.
Louisa's parents were George Fenton and Mary Elizabeth Abbott. I have just found out that Mary was from Gordon Co. GA. She was born there in 1858 and is listed in the 1860 census as 1 year old. Her family traces back to the George Abbotts in Essex Co. MA in the 1600s and to England before that.
My mystery in this is who is George Fenton? Where was he from? How did a GA girl end up with her husband in Luzerne Co. PA?
I have looked through all the information on Fentons that I have but cannot make a connection. I have found a couple of Geoge Fentons hanging loose on the Fenton family tree but have no way of connecting them to Mary and Louisa by records or geography. The fact that Mary was bornand raised in Georgia really threw me for a loop, as there are local Abbotts (unrelated) in Luzerne Co. I thought there might be a clue in Louisa and Andrew getting married in Binghamton, Broome Co. NY, as there were Fentons in that area. Still, no sound connection.
Two George Abbotts I am looking at are 1) the son of Elisha Fenton and Mary A. Snow born 6 Sept. 1857. That is all I have on him. The second George may be a bit older. 2) the son of Elijah Fenton (supposedly a different one than the one above) and Martha Chappell, who married in 1846. Their third child is listed as George, but when he was born I do not know.That is what I have. I do not know if either of the above will pan out. If any family members out there can help I would appreciate it.
I am going to post this question on several sites. Thank You all for your time and attention. Gil MacWhirter