Abbott Genealogical Register

Title:A genealogical register of the descendants of George Abbot, of Andover : George Abbot, of Rowley, Thomas Abbot, of Andover, Arthur Abbot, of Ipswich, Robert Abbot, of Branford, Ct. and George Abbot, of Norwalk, Ct.
Author:Abiel Abbot and Ephraim Abbot
Publication date:1847
Publisher:Boston, Mass. : J. Munroe and Company
Digitizing Sponsor:Internet Archive
Contributor:Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Repository:Internet Archive
the Abbott Genealogical Register
Abbott Genealogical Register: A genealogical register of the descendants of George Abbot, of Andover : George Abbot, of Rowley, Thomas Abbot, of Andover, Arthur Abbot, of Ipswich, Robert Abbot, of Branford, Ct. and George Abbot, of Norwalk, Ct.
Abbott Genealogical Register: A genealogical register of the descendants of George Abbot, of Andover : George Abbot, of Rowley, Thomas Abbot, of Andover, Arthur Abbot, of Ipswich, Robert Abbot, of Branford, Ct. and George Abbot, of Norwalk, Ct.

The first intention was to make a register of the descendants of George Abbot, Sen. only; but in their endeavors to collect documents for this purpose, the authors frequently obtained facts relating to the descendants of George Abbot, Jr., and intermarriages of the two families. In compliance with the requests of a considerable number, they have also made a register of the descendants of George Abbot of Rowley, whose son George, Jr. settled in Andover, about 1655. His posterity is numerous and widely dispersed, and they have not been able to make the register as complete as they wish.

They have added, as far as they have been able to obtain information, an account of the descendants of Thomas Abbot, who settled in Andover about 1664. A number of his descendants, about fifty years since, moved from Andover, and were among the early settlers in Andover, Maine, whose genealogy they have obtained by the kind aid of Dr. E. C. Rolfe, Farmington, Me.

They have also added such account, as they could collect, of the families of Arthur Abbot of Ipswich, Robert Abbot of Branford, Ct., and George Abbot of Norwalk, Ct. Though the account they give of them is limited, it has been obtained by patient, persevering labor, and considerable expense.

Farmer, in his Genealogical Register, mentions, besides those w\they have noticed, several persons of the name, who were in New England, and were freemen, before the last century. Daniel of Cambridge, 1631, died as early as 1650; Daniel of Providence, before King Philip’s war; Joseph of New Haven, 1683; (who may have been the Joseph, that came with Maria Abbot, 6 April, 1635, from England in the Hopewell. They were then sixteen years old, and may have been elder children of Robert of Branford, whom he left in England, and this Maria may have been the same that married John Robins, of Branford, 1659.) Robert of Watertown, 1634; (who was, very probably, afterwards Robert of Branford); John, Concord, 1637, killed by mischance; Edward, Taunton; Richard, keeper of the prison. New Hampshire, 1684.

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Samuel Abbot of Leominster was not, probably, descended from any one they have named. He has sons, merchants in Boston. His father died on his passage from England to this country, some time in the last century. There is a family of the name in Detroit, Mich., which came into the United Slates from Canada, whose genealogy we have not obtained. Joel Abbot, representative in Congress from Georgia several years, as is believed, descended from Robert of Branford, or from George of Norwalk. Samuel Abbot, who with his wife resided at the Isle of Shoals, 1753, probably descended from Walter.

There is some evidence, that the three Abbots, that settled in Andover, were related. Their settlement in the same town and about the same time is noticeable. Perhaps George was a son of an older, and Thomas of a younger brother of George of Rowley. Coincidence of names in their families indicates relationship. All three name sons John, and daughters Sarah. George, soon after the death of Thomas of Rowley and the marriage of Thomas of Andover, named a son Thomas. The same George, after naming his first daughter for his wife, called his second Sarah for the wife of George, who at that early date had no daughter; but in reasonable time returned the compliment by naming his third daughter Hannah. Thomas, as George had done before, gives the name Joseph twice, and Thomas, and Nathaniel, and Mary, whose name was taken twenty-two years before by George. Thomas had four daughters; for one he takes a name used by George before, for another by both Georges, and two named Dorothy, probably for the wife of Thomas of Rowley; and of his six sons, five are named after five of those of George.

The tradition, that three brothers came from England, and settled in Andover or vicinity, from whom originated all the Abbots in the country, may have arisen from the fact, that three of the name did settle in Andover, who were probably sons of three brothers, one of whom with three sons came to Rowley.

As a similar tradition is believed to exist among all the descendants of the early settlers, who bore the Abbot name, it is not improbable that all descended from a common ancestor, though the three brothers may have never come to America.

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Major Surnames found in the Abbott Genealogical Register

For a full list of surnames in book please see index of names not Abbot listed above.

Adams, Allen, Ames, Arlin, Austin, Bailey, Baker, Ballard, Barker, Bartlett, Batchelder, Bean, Bickford, Bishop, Blanchard, Bowers, Boynton, Bradley, Brock, Brown, Buck, Burnum, Buswell, Carleton, Carter, Chamberlain, Chandler, Chapman, Chase, Clark, Clough, Colby, Crosby, Cummings, Currier, Curtis, Cutler, Davis, Dodge, Dow, Dustin, Eastman, Eaton, Elliot, Emery, Farnum, Farrington, Fisk, Flanders, Fletcher, Flint, Foster, French, Frisbie, Frye, Fuller, Glover, Goodell, Gray, Green, Griggs, Hall, Hazeltine, Heath, Hill, Holt, Hovey, Howe, Hoyt, Hubbard, Hunt, Hutchison, Ingalls, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Kimball, Lawrence, Lee, Lovejoy, Manning, Martin, Mason, Merrill, Moar, Moore, Morrill, Morse, Noyes, Osgood, Page, Palmer, Parker, Parsons, Perkins, Perry, Phelps, Phillips, Pierce, Pillsbury, Poor, Porter, Potter, Powers, Prescott, Putnam, Reed, Richards, Richardson, Robinson, Rogers, Rolfe, Rowell, Russell, Sanborn, Sawyer, Smith, Spaulding, Stearns, Stevens, Taylor, Thompson, Towne, Utley, Walker, Wallace, Ward, West, Wheeler, White, Whittemore, Williams, Wilson, Wood, Wright, and Young.


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