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Samuel Abbott
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Birth: 1783
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1851
Mackinac Island
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA

The "Mackinac Notary Book 1806-1818", is a list of "Engagements passed by Samuel Abbott, Notary Public at Michilimackinac". This list is a record of the men who powered by large birch bark fur trading canoes westward from Mackinac. The voyagers were not local Mackinac men, but probably lived in Quebec. Nearly all have French names. Samuel Abbott had been appointed Notary Public at Mackinac in 1805. Abbott served as Justice of the Peace, Collector of Customs (1810-1815), Judge of Probate, The militia of the District of Michilimackinac , Lieutenant Samuel Abbott promoted to be Captain of the first company Village President of Mackinac County (1827-1830) and Census Taker.

Mackinac Officials
Collectors of Customs at Mackinac
Abbott, Samuel 1810-1815

Mackinac Village Presidents
The following is a list of the wardens or presidents of the borough or village of Mackinac since it's incorporation in 1817.
Abbott, Samuel 1827-1830

Source: Governor and Judges Journal, Proceedings of the Land Board of Detroit, 1915 (Page 164)

23. The Abbott's were among the wealthy people of Detroit and at the time of the fire lost heavily. Samuel was one of six children.

(4) Samuel, born 1775, married Miss St. Croix, of St. Louis, MO, and settled at Mackinac. She was living at Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1888.

Samuel Abbott is buried in a crypt in the Catholic Cemetery at Mackinac Island.

Samual Abbott, Sr., went to Mackinac Island and was a very prominent citizen of the island. He was an officer in the militia in 1805, and held many appointed and elected offices on the island,among them Justice of the Peace, Judge of Probate, Notary Public, Collector of Customs, and Mayor. After 1816, he worked for the American Fur Company. Samuel married Mary Bridgette LaCroix, of St. Louis, Mo., some time prior to 1838, as a real estate transfer was made in both their names that year. Mary Bridgette was the daughter of Pierre and Marie LaCroix, in whose name and deed was signed on Mackinac in 1822. Samuel and Mary Bridgette Abbott had three children, Samuel, Margarette & Caroline.

War of 1812-13
From: Michigan in the War By Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, John Robertson
Lansing: W.S. George & Co., State Printers and Binders
Pages 1005-1011 | Pages 1012-1022

October 5.—The militia of the District of Michilimackinac is detached from the First Regiment. It will consist of two companies, and be commanded by one Lieutenant Colonel, commandant.

Captain David Duncan promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel of the corps of the said district. Lieutenant Samuel Abbott promoted to be Captain of the first company, Germaine Pothier commissioned Captain of the second company. 
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  Margarette Abbott Vallier (1829 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Anns Cemetery
Mackinac Island
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Crypt
Created by: Betty Joan Cogan
Record added: Apr 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26038502
Samuel Abbott
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
Samuel Abbott
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
Samuel Abbott
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
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- Lena Ward
 Added: Feb. 25, 2013
Your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone.The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.It reaches out to all who care - It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born. Yet each of us are ...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 7, 2009

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