|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1883|
Died at age 58.
John Abbott arrived in Mitchell, Jan. 1,1855, and settled in the village where he still resides. He is a business man of prominence, and is at present postmaster at Mitchell.
He was born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in 1825. He was educated in the common schools, and after reaching manhood he went to Montreal and Quebec, where he spent two years, after which he returned to Clinton Co., N. Y. He was married there in 1849 to Caroline Tomlinson. She is a native of New York State, born in 1830.
After his marriage he returned to his native county, where he remained until he came to Mitchell county. On arriving here he engaged in farming, and also shoemaking, his regular trade, until 1856, when he ran a hotel and was appointed postmaster at Mitchell, which office he has held ever since. After receiving the postoffice appointment he put in a small stock of goods, which he has increased gradually until now he has a well-stocked store, a thriving business, a comfortable home, and is well respected by his neighbors.
He is a republican in politics. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott have had seven children, all of which were born in Mitchell except the oldest.
Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883, page 369
Caroline Tomlinson Abbott (1830 - 1921)
Emma C Abbott Elliott (1850 - 1937)*
Johnny Abbott (1862 - 1885)*
Lizzie Abbott Chase (1864 - 1944)*
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