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John Abbett
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 29, 1763

Aged 24 years 
 
Inscription:
HERE LY'S THE BODY
OF JOHN ABBETT WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER THE 29th
1763 AGED 24
YEARS

Above the embedded stone is a metal plaque that reads:

1976
This old stone marked the grave of
John Abbett, son of town's founder.
Since 1763 in a fence row at the
Upper end of town at a site
128 feet east of Abbott St.
35 feet south of Water St.
moved to this place in 1976
to make way for a parking lot
Abbottstown Lions Club

 
Note: Although confirmation has not been made, local urban legend holds that the rope loop at the bottom of the stone and animal at the top of the stone means that John Abbett was hanged as a horse thief.
 
Burial:
Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery
Abbottstown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mark Maxwell
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30306959
John Abbett
Added by: Kathline York Forrester
 
John Abbett
Added by: Kathline York Forrester
 
John Abbett
Added by: Mark Maxwell
 
 
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