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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...

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.

December 19, 2018

George Carleton was mentally disabled. He lived most of his life with family members but outlived all his family and spent the last five years of his life at the newly opened State Hospital for the Insane at Northampton, Massachusetts.

October 7, 2018

Ira Warren Abbott was of excellent repute in his community, but on 27 July 1894 a long-standing rivalry with a business competitor came to a head resulting in murder.

August 3, 2018

Emma Abbott was a classically trained opera singer who founded the Abbott English Opera Company along with her husband Eugene Wetherell. It was one of the more successful touring opera companies of the late 19th century.

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