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Ansel Abbey
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Birth: unknown
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1831
New Albany
Floyd County
Indiana, USA

From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols

ANSEL ABBEY, son of Samuel and (______ ) Abbey, born in
New Hampshire; died in New Albany, Ind., April 28, 1831.

He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and tlie following records of his service are found in the Minutes of the Council of Appointment, pages 1505, 1608, and 1811: Ansel Abbey, cornet, 1814, 12th regiment cavalry, composed of men from Ontario, Genesee, Niagara and Chautauqua Counties, N. Y. ; 2d lieutenant, 1815, Chautauqua County; captain, 1817, Ontario County. He had much artistic talent and was a painter by trade. In 1810 he was recorded as living in Genesee, N. Y.

Married BERSHEBA MORGAN, seventh daughter of Colonel David and Tabitha (Collins) Morgan of Lima, N. Y., born in Brimfield or Springfield, Mass., August 22, 1790, or August 2, 1787; died January, 1870, in New Albany, Ind., where they lived after about 1816 or 1820.

Children, eight, four of whom died young
1 - Thirza Abbey, m. John Ealy of New Albany. One daughter who d. in infancy.

2 - William Howe Cuyler Abbey, b. March 17, 1813; d. in New Albany, Feb. 28, 1836. He was a painter by trade. Married Jan. 20, 1835, Mary Eliza Tucker of New Albany, who remarried. One daughter, Harriett Maria, b. Nov. 16, 1835, is still living in Belleville, IL. She has lived in St. Clair County for the past seventy years.

3 - James C. Abbey, b. April 16, 1817, or Oct. 2, 1823 ; d. at New Albany, May 16, 1864 ; not m. He was a reporter during the Civil War.

4 - Mary Louise Abbey, b. May 17, 1825 ; resides in Ventura, Calif., with her daughter. Married Simon Reilly. Children : i. Mary Lily, b. Sept. 13, 1849, lives in Ventura, m. Julius P. Bissell of Litchfield, Conn., and Fond du Lac, Wis., had seven children, all of whom d. young in Great Bend, Kans., except Minnie Herman, who m. Edward Carter, jr., and resides in Towanda, Pa. ; ii. Franklin D., b. Oct. 1, 1851, d. at San Antonio, Texas, Sept., 1873; iii. William Abbey, b. Oct., 1855, d. at Louisville, Ky., Oct., 1868.
Family links: 
  Samuel Abbey (1759 - 1841)
  Bersheba Morgan Abbey (1790 - 1870)
  Thirza Abbey Ealy*
  William Howe Cutler Abbey (1813 - 1836)*
  James C Abbey (1817 - 1864)*
  Mary Louise Abbey Reilly (1825 - ____)*
  Ansel Abbey (____ - 1831)
  Roswell Abbey (1789 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Gone Too Soon
Record added: Mar 27, 2012
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