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Joshua Grosvenor Abbe
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1827
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1868
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA

Age: 41 yrs.

S/O Moses Cleveland Abbe & Talitha (Waldo) Abbe
H/O Sarah E. (Fuller) Abbe, m. 17 Jun 1862, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
F/O Jesse Grosvenor Abbe
F/O Waldo Fenton Abbe
F/O Susie Eliza (Abbe) Morse

Joshua Grosvenor Abbe, son of Moses Cleveland and Talitha (Waldo) Abbe, born in Windham, Conn., June 26, 1827; died in Windham, September 21, 1868, from a wound received on the battle-field of Bull Run. Up to the age of fifteen he worked with his father on the farm. He then entered the store of his brother George in New York City, as a salesman until his health obliged him to seek a more congenial climate. In 1851 he took up his residence in Louisiana, where he remained for two years, and then returned to New York and started a news agency. In 1855 he again sought a change of climate, in Nebraska, a region then sparsely populated by white settlers. He remained there four years, engaged actively in politics, and was a member of the Territorial Legislature. In 1859 he returned to New York and engaged as bookkeeper and business manager of the New York Dispatch. He continued in this position until 1864 when he was appointed one of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Fire Department, which office he held at the time of his death. Mr. Abbe was an old fireman, having entered the Volunteer Department when a young man as a member of Hose Company No. 20. For nine years he acted with ability as member, officer. Secretary of the Board of Engineers and foreman. Mr. Abbe was a soldier in the Civil War, a volunteer in Company G, 71st Regiment, New York, and was badly wounded at the battle of Bull Run. By Earl Abbe



 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses Cleveland Abbe (1785 - 1871)
  Talitha Waldo Abbe (1789 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah E Fuller Abbe (1829 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Jessie Grosvenor Abbe (1863 - 1865)*
  Waldo Fenton Abbe (1865 - 1946)*
  Susie Eliza Abbe Morse (1868 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Brown Abbe Frink (1810 - 1903)*
  George Waldo Abbe (1811 - 1879)*
  Eliza Taintor Abbe Walcott (1814 - 1900)*
  Mariette Abbe Smith (1816 - 1901)*
  Joshua Grosvenor Abbe (1827 - 1868)
  John Randolph Abbe (1833 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
JOSHUA G. ABBE
DIED
SEPT. 21, 1868,
AGED 41 YEARS.

SARAH FULLER
HIS WIFE
DIED SEPT. 30, 1900,
AGED 65 YEARS.

ABBE
 
Burial:
Windham Center Cemetery
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: John Beckstein
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46319698
Joshua Grosvenor Abbe
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Joshua Grosvenor Abbe
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Joshua Grosvenor Abbe
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All men are created equal, then a few become firemen.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Oct. 3, 2010

- Earl Abbe
 Added: Jun. 29, 2010
Grand Army of the Republic. A grateful nation thanks you for your service.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Jun. 28, 2010
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