Hi Mary, my names is Ron Abbott I seen your posting and thought Imight tell you about a Joesph Abbott that was born 1840 and died 1912 in Brown Co,Indiana he is buried with my Abbott's and I have had no Luck tracking him down. He is in Carmel Ridge Cemetery which is a family cemetery of our's. But I have nothing on him. My gggrandfather Nelson Abbott was also born and died the same time and is supposed to be buried their but no records show him their just this Joesph Abbott, maybe my Nelson is Joesph Nelson Abbott if this is true nobody in my family line knew it. The reason I'm telling you this is my grandmother was Lena Reed and her ggrandfather was Lafayette Reed who married Lucinda Hager and they were from VA. So I heard but have not been able to prove and they all ended up in Johnson and Brown Co, Ind. Do you have any Reed/Hager connection in your line or your husbands line. As far as this Joesph Abbott I'm also Lost. Do you know any more about Joesph Abbott and his children. Thanks for your time. Ron.