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August 31, 2019

Abbott, Wisconsin was named for the prominent Abbott family in the area. Due to Abbott Confederate sympathies the name was changed to Sherman in 1865.

August 18, 2019

Captain Benjamin Walker was injured at the Battle of Bunker Hill, taken prisoner, and died of his wounds 15 August 1775.

July 13, 2019

Peter Abbott married the widow Elizabeth Damon, but who was Elizabeth Damon?

July 5, 2019

Featured are several descendants of George Abbott and Hannah Chandler, all single women, who worked as teachers. 

For the first 200 years of New England, the majority of teachers were young men.  This began to change in the early- to mid-1800’s when growing numbers of t...

May 8, 2019

Lafayette Abbott served with Confederate forces during the Civil War and was prisoner at two of the more notorious Union prisoner of war camps: Camp Douglas in Illinois and Point Lookout in Maryland.

May 3, 2019

Sewell Osgood was a industrious man, well thought of in his community who ultimately met a tragic end.

May 2, 2019

Rose Standish Nichols (1872-1960) was an exemplar of the late 19th century "New Woman", feminist, educated, engaged in social welfare, and successful.

March 1, 2019

The Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, was fought 8 October 1862. Two George Abbott descendants participated in the battle.

February 20, 2019

Sally Blanchard daughter of Stevens Blanchard and Sarah Hall married "a Durgin." But who was Durgin?

February 20, 2019

This blog series will address those puzzling snippets in genealogical registers. Who was that widow? Who did that person marry?

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