|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1837|
Sabine Abbott, one of the many successful farmers of Whidby island, Washington,is a native of Windsor county, Vermont, born January 31, 1837.
His father, Elam Abbott, was born at Stockbridge, Vermont, February 26, 1805. He was united in marriage, February 24, 1820, to Roxy Ellison, who was born in Springfield, Vermont, February 24, 1806.
These good people resided on their farm in the Green Mountain State until 1879, when they disposed of their property and removed to
Kansas, making their home with their son, in Parsons. Two years later they camento the coast, residing with their son, Sabine. Although Elam Abbott is now past eighty-eight years of age, he is often seen in the woods with cross-cut saw, which he uses with the vigor many a younger in might envy. He has never been confined to the bed from illness a day in his life. He cast his vote for Andrew Jackson, and takes a pride in the fact that he has ever since voted at every
presidential election, giving his suffrage to the Democratic party.
His wife died February 14, 1885.
Daniel Abbott, paternal grand father of Sabine Abbott,bwas born in Connecticut in 1760, and lived to the age of 100 years and three
Sabine Abbott remained a member of the household in Vermont until 1861,and was engaged in agricultural pursuits. In the spring of that year he emigrated to Victoria, British Columbia, and for two years did carpentry work, having mastered this calling while a youth in his teens.
In 1865 he left Victoria and came to Whidby island, where he located on a farm, which he cultivated six years. At the end of this time he returned to his eastern home; remained in New England twelve years, and during that time held several county offices.
A second time he made the journey to the West, having previously disposed of all his interests in Vermont. He came back to his old farm on Whidby Island, and has taken a prominent place among the agriculturists of the State.
From the heart of the forest a fertile garden spot has grown, and adjoining it flourishes a village wherein, times past, Nature had covered the earth with a luxuriant growth of giant trees. Mr. Abbott has laid out two additions to Coupeville, the same being known respectively as the Chicago and the Admiralty additions. He has aided very materially in the growth of the place, and has given substantial encouragement to many important enterprises.
He was united in marriage, January 2, 1859, to Lucy Green, a native of Bethel, Vermont, born February 26, 1840. They are the parents of one living child, Mrs. Laura E. Cawsey.
Mr. Abbott had the misfortune to be in a railroad collision near
Jackson, Michigan, in which twenty-three persons lost their lives, and manybothers injured. He was seriously hurt at the time, and has never recovered.
An illustrated history of southeastern Washington, including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Washington (1906)
Submitted to the WA. Bios Project in January 2004 by Jeffrey L. Elmer
Elam Abbott (1805 - 1895)
Roxey Ellison Abbott (1806 - 1885)
Lucy E Abbott (1840 - 1923)
Infant Son Abbott (1830 - 1830)*
Infant Daughter Abbott (1831 - 1831)*
Nelson S Abbott (1834 - 1835)**
Sabine Abbott (1837 - 1925)
Linus R Abbott (1839 - 1842)**
Linus Abbott (1843 - 1922)*
Maintained by: Ellen Allmendinger
Originally Created by: Clint Dunn
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
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