An American Family History

Abbott Family


also spelled Abbot, Abbet


George Abbot was born about 1586 in England.

Thomas Abbott (married Dorothy Swan),
George Abbott (1631, married Sarah Farnum), and
Nehemiah Abbott (1633, married Mary How).

Sarah died on March 22, 1688-9.

George died in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts in 1647.

After he died, Sarah married, Henry Ingalls on August 1, 1689.

Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1639.


George Abbott was born in England about 1631.

He married Sarah Farnum in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts on April 26, 1658. Sarah was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Farnum.

George Abbott (1658/9, married Elizabeth Ballard and Hannah Estey),
Sarah Abbott (1660, married John Faulkner),
John Abbott (1662)
Mary Abbott (1664/5, married Stephen Barker).
Nehemiah Abbott (1667),
Hannah Abbott (1668, married James Ingalls),
Mehitable Abbott (1671),
Lydia Abbott (1675, married Henry Chandler),
Samuel Abbott (1678)
Mehitable Abbott (1680, married Gershom Cutter).

They lived in Rowley and Andover, Massachusetts.

George died on March 22, 1688/89 in Andover.

His widow married Henry Ingalls on August 1, 1689.
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In 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, the Protestant king and queen,William and Mary, took the English throne from Catholic King James II. The bloodless revolution profoundly impacted the American colonies.

The New England Meetinghouse was the only municipal building in a town. Both worship and civil meetings were held there. It was customary for men and women to sit separately and the town chose a committee once a year to assign seats according to what was paid, age, and dignity.

Nehemiah Abbott was born about 1630 in England.

He came to America with his family in 1642 and lived in Rowley until 1657.

He moved to Ipswich and married Mary How(e) on December 14, 1659

Mary Abbott (1660)
Nehemiah Abbott (1662)
Mary Abbott (1665, died young)
Mehitable Abbott.

In 1684, Nehemiah Abbot and his wife were members in full communion of the church in Topsfield.

In June 1692.

The testimony of Nahamiah Abot Aged about 60 yers:

saith that after any difrencis with James Hows wif elizabeth how

often Evill acurents [occurrences] did falow som straing lasis I met withall amongs our Catill [cattle]:

I had one ox gat into thair fild and James Hows wife was vary aingry and wished he was Choked

and some short time after this his falow was choked with a turnop:

and goodwif hows dafter [daughter] came to borow my hors but I could not spare him:

and the day after my hors was Cast in the barne with his head under him as my sarvants tould me and

I went and saw the plac whari he lay and

I had a kow was so wake and lame yt the could not go without the halp of thre or fouer men to hold hur up and

I put hur in my barne and put up the Raills to kep hur from other Catill and

about one ouer after the kow was gone the Raills being up and ws in the mier about forty Rods of and

I was frst to gat the same halpe to get hur thather again

Nehamiah Abbot: declared: to ye Jury of inquest: ye above written to: be ye truth: upon oat: June: 30: 1692

Jurat in Curia [reverse] Nathan~e Abot

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The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 1 edited by Sidney Perley

Nehemiah Abbot, born in Ipswich Oct. 19, 1692. He was a yeoman, and lived in Linebrook parish, Ipswich. He married Eleanor Porter of Topsfield (pub. March 24, 1743).

He died before May 22, 1760; and his widow married Mark Fisk Sept, 21, 1762.

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