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Dr Edward Payson Abbe
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1824
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1897
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Edward Payson Abbe, son of Alanson and Eliza W.(Barnes) Abbe, was born in Litchfield, Conn., November 28, 1827. He was fitted for College at Phillips Andover Seminary, and was graduated from Yale in 1848, and
from Harvard Medical College in 1852. The next year he settled in New Bedford,Mass., and began the practice of his profession, which steadily increased, and has been
his life work. He married, May 2, 1854, Mary Hooper, daughter of William G. and Eunice (Hooper) Blackler, of New Bedford. She came from an honored lineage. On
her father's side she was descended from Thomas Gerry, esq., born in Newton Abbot, England, in 1702, and from Madam Elizabeth (Greenfield) Gerry, born in Boston in
1716. These were also the parents of Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts, and fifth vice-president of the United States. Her maternal grandfather was Hon. Nathaniel Hooper, lineal descendant of Bishop Hooper, of England, and his family has been for several generations prominent in the State.The Abbes' have three children: William, Edward and Mary Hooper. Mrs.Mary Hooper Abbe was a woman greatly beloved. She had great energy of character and strong self-reliance, was an earnest, active, and valued member of Grace (Episcopal) Church. She died December 18, 1881.
Dr. Abbe quietly and without ostentation pursued his profession for thirty-five years, never finding time or inclination to engage in other pursuits.

Republican in his political affiliations, Edward has never cared for official preferment. He honorably served, however, as member of the School Board five years, but has sought honors only in the line of his profession.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alanson Abbe (1795 - 1864)
  Eliza Woodruff Barnes Abbe (1799 - 1837)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Hooper Blackler Abbe
 
 Children:
  William Blackler Abbe (1855 - 1881)*
  Mary Hooper Abbe Cammann (1857 - ____)*
  Edward Hooper Abbe (1864 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Flora Abbe (1823 - 1823)*
  Edward Payson Abbe (1824 - 1897)
  Elizabeth Frances Abbe Phipps (1824 - 1896)*
  Burr Reeve Abbe (1830 - 1897)*
  William Alanson Abbe (1835 - 1892)*
  Frederick Randolph Abbe (1837 - 1889)*
  Julius Barnes Abbe (1837 - 1837)*
  Benjamin Burgess Abbe (1841 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rural Cemetery
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Jim Grasela
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102513657
Dr Edward Payson Abbe
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Dr Edward Payson Abbe
Added by: Sonja Conway
 
Dr Edward Payson Abbe
Added by: Jim Grasela
 
 
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~In loving memory of Edward ~
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