This is an article from the book: A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri by William S. Bryan and Robert Rose1876: John Abington of Sctoalnd came to American and settled in Montgomery County Maryland, sometime before the revolution.His wife was Mary Watson.She died leaving him a widower, afer which he moved to Henry County Va. The names of his children were Bowles, Lucy, John , Elizabeth and Henry.Bowles at the age of 18 years joined the American Army and served during the revolutionary war. He married Sarah Taylor, dsughter of William Taylor and Sarah Scruggs of Virginia, and they had seven children, William N. John T , Susanah, Taylor, Bowles, Henry and Lucy.William N. was a Methodist preacher and died in North Carolina. John T. married Rebecca Taylor and settled in Tennessee.Susannah married Thomas Travis and setttled in St Charles County Mo. in 1830.Taylor married Amanda Penn.Bowles married Mary Baldridge, and died ten days after.Hon Henry Abington the only one of the wester part of St Charles County were he now resides,.He ia an influential pulbic spirited citizen, ahs served three terms in the legislature of his state, and has held the position of Justice of the peace for many years.