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Dr Joseph M. Abbott
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1844
Death: Jan. 4, 1906
Trilby
Pasco County
Florida, USA

CSA, Captain, Company E, 5th Kentucky Infantry

Husband of J. Varnell Abbott (according to Widows Confederate Pension application). Married 7 September 1875 in Hill County, Texas. Moved to Florida about 1889.

Notes from her application:

"My husband, the said Dr. J. M. Abbott, enlisted and served in the Military-mounted Infantry service of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee and other states during the war between the States of the United States, and he did not desert the Confederate or State service."
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10412 WAR DEPARTMENT, 1335010
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL's OFFICE,
WASHINGTON, February 4, 1908,

Respectfully returned to

Treasurer,
State of Florida,
Tallahassee,

The records show that Joseph M. Abbott, (name also borne as J. M. Abbott) served as 3d lieutenant, 2nd lieutenant and captain, Company E, 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry,C.S.A., was enlisted September 5, 1862. On the roll of the company for the month of September and October 1864, last roll on file, he is reported captain, present.

No later record of him has been found.

F. C. Ainsworth
The Adjutant General

(A.G.O. 72-1)
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Real estate, located at Lilly and Dade City Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1500.00
Personal property . . . . . . . . $1000.00
Cattle, horses and other livestock $ 200.00
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3700.00

(special thanks to Brenda Hope for the following info) Dr. Abbott was married to Henrietta (1855-1915). Her obituary, provided by Jeff Cannon, appeared in the Pasco County Weekly News in Trilby on June 18, 1915.

(bio by SixDogTeam) Dr. JOSEPH M. ABBOTT (1844-1906) was an early physician who came to Florida from Texas. He ran a drug store and practiced medicine at the crossroads of what is now the intersection of US 301 and 5th Ave. He is shown in the 1900 census as a physician in the Macon precinct, born in Kentucky. The town of Abbott (now Zephyrhills) was named for him. The following is from The History of Zephyrhills 1821-1921:In Texas Andrew Jackson Green was told by his friend, Dr. J. M. Abbott, who was ill and worn out from the strenuous work as a physician in the service of the C. S. A. that another doctor said he might live another six months if he came to Florida. In the company of his friend Green, Dr. Abbott arrived. At that time he measured six feet two inches and weighed ninety-eight pounds. They found lodging in Tuckertown, and before long the doctor's health began to improve. Mr. Green and Dr. Abbott went into partnership and set up a sawmill in the pines about where the present Zephyr Shopping Center and the overpass on Highway 301 are located. The doctor seemed interested only financially in the sawmill. Greatly improved in health, he brought his family -- wife, mother, son, and daughter -- to Lake Buddy (Pasadena). However, he maintained his voting precinct during reconstruction days at Tuckertown (Richland). 
 
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  Harriett Mahaly Varnell Abbott (1855 - 1915)
 
Burial:
Dade City Cemetery
Dade City
Pasco County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Originally Created by: Rattlebox (inactive)
Record added: Jun 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9009389
Dr Joseph M. Abbott
Added by: Cheryl Behrend
 
Dr Joseph M. Abbott
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
 
Dr Joseph M. Abbott
Added by: Rattlebox (inactive)
 
 
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