|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1808|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1873|
From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols
HENRY STEPHEN ABBEY, son of Benjamin and Lois (Stocking) Abbey, born in Portland, Conn., November 5, 1808; died in Akron, Ohio, October 25, 1873. (Can the birthdate possibly be 1788? - his father died in 1792)
At an early age he removed to Glastonbury, and in 1828 to Bristol, where he learned the clock-making business. After his marriage he removed to Buffalo, N. Y., two years later to Niagara Falls, finally settling in Akron, Ohio, in 1835. For two years he was employed in cabinet making in South Akron, then he started in the jewelry business. Mr. Abbey was a fine musician, organized and for many years conducted the Akron band; was an intelligent florist and established the pioneer greenhouse of the village; was a liberal promoter of all public improvements. He was a member and president of the Akron Gas Company, organized about 1855, and served on the village Council in 1856 and 1857.
Married October 30, 1831, ELIZABETH SMITH of Torrington, Conn., who died July 1, 1874, aged 66 years, 9 months, and 25 days.
Children (several died young)
Henry Eugene Abbey, b. in Akron, June 27, 1846; d. in New York City, Oct. 17, 1896. He was a dramatic manager in Akron, New York and Boston, at one time manager of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. He m. (1) Kate Kingsley of Northampton, Mass., who d. in 1883, leaving two children, a son and a daughter; m. (2) in Boston, Sept., 1892, Florence Gerard, an actress.
Ellen G. Abbey (adopted), m. Oct. 30, 1868, S. E. Phinney, b. 1838, a shoe-dealer of Akron, and has two children.
Benjamin Abby (1752 - 1836)
Lois Stocking Abbey (1760 - 1825)
Elizabeth Smith (1808 - 1874)*
Elizur Abbey (____ - 1856)*
Benjamin Abbey (____ - 1792)*
Mary Merriman Abbey Henderson (1795 - 1867)*
Henry Stephen Abbey (1808 - 1873)
Created by: Gone Too Soon
Record added: Feb 05, 2012
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