|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1829|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1907|
George J. Abbey, son of Alanson and Lucy (Daggett) Abbey, was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, on a farm near Clyde, Oct. 13, 1829; died at his home in Bronson, Kansas, April 7, 1907, aged 77 years, 5 months and 24 days.
In the fall of 1838 he came with his parents to Steuben county, when a lad of 9 years of age. The family settled on a farm a half mile south of Pleasant Lake. There were no schools in the vicinity for three years after the family came, and then but three months in the year; but the lack of the early advantages in life for an education were fully made up by patient industry and perseverance which fitted him to enter the business world and it is no small tribute to his memory to know that he was called to fill many important positions of honor and trust. He enlisted in Co. C, 152d Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf., and served to the close of the war.
In 1866 with eleven other families he moved to Kansas, all going
with teams. He located at Xenia, Bourbon county, purchased 160 acres of land and engaged in farming. In 1868 he was elected Justice of the Peace and served 25 years, and Notary Public 28 years. In 1896 he was elected Probate Judge of Bourbon county and moved to Ft. Scott. At the expiration of his term of office he located in Bronson and bought a large number of lots in the new town, where he resided until called
away by death.
He was twice married; October 19, 1851, to Violetta J. George, and to this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom are living. Mrs. Abbey died March 14, 1871. April 16, 1879, he was married to Mrs. Lucy Mundy, who survives him. He was one of a family of eight children, all of whom have crossed the silent river except one brother, Giles T. Abbey, of Waterloo, Ind.
At the age of 18 he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a consistent Christian life. He endured the privations and hardships incident to pioneer life, but lived to see Steuben county change from the harsh features of the wilderness to the smiling beauties of Christianity and civilization. Born in Ohio, reared to manhood in Indiana, his sleeping dust rests in the soil of his adopted state. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church by his pastor Rev. S. Barber and interment in the Bronson cemetery.
Alanson Abbey (1795 - 1879)
Lucy M Daggett Abbey (1795 - 1840)
Violetta J Abbey (1835 - 1878)*
George Ray Abbey (1876 - 1960)*
Henrietta A Abbey Bixler (1817 - 1893)*
Nancy C. Abbey Gilbert (1826 - 1893)*
George J Abbey (1829 - 1907)
Minerva L. Abbey George Cole (1833 - 1868)*
Note: s/w Violetta
Created by: robin hixon
Record added: Mar 19, 2008
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