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James Booth Abbott
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1827
Trimble County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1896
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA

J.B. Abbott worked on the railroad and was bet $10 he couldn't carry a 30' rail. He carried it on his shoulders 10 steps and won the bet. he was known as the strongest man in the county before the Civil War. On a forced march to Kentucky with little water he destroyed his liver and was in constant pain from that time. He was transferred to various hospitals but was furloughed in order to go home and vote for Abraham Lincoln. On the way back a train collided with his train and he awoke to find several dead men on top of him and he was the only man that survived in his car. As a result both of his legs were broken and he could barely walk.This is documented in his Civil War records. He married Urea and they homesteaded in Oklahoma. Family legend tells that when he didn't come in she found him dead in the pig pen.
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  Phebe Josephine Ann Taylor Abbott (1830 - 1883)
  Albert T Abbott (1867 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Enid Cemetery
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Kitty Brown
Record added: Aug 05, 2012
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James Booth Abbott
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James Booth Abbott
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