This is as far back as I've been able to go with our Abbott line: six generations before me.
My great-aunt Edna said we were "Massachusetts Abbotts" but none of the genealogies have helped me find such a link. I don't know where this first ancestor, Benjamin, was born: did the family come to NC with others from NJ? Or did they come down from MD, PA or VA? I've been looking for wills that have any of our names. If you have any Abbott group with a Benjamin ... or a will with a possible Benjamin ... please contact me!
1) a Mineman? 2) Fred Abbott 3) Virgie Hawkins Abbott 4) Bridegroom Bert Mineman 5) Bride Freda Abbott 6) Matron-of-honor Geneva Abbott Patterson