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Nathaniel Frye Abbott
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1783
Andover
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1855
Andover
Oxford County
Maine, USA

Nathaniel was the son of Phillip Abbott of Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts and Elizabeth Frye of Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth and Phillip were married on 20 November 1771 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth and Phillip had six children. They were: Holton Hamilton Abbott was born on 26 June 1774; Isaac Abbott was born in 1776; Phillip Abbott was born in 1778; Timothy Abbott was born on 18 February 1781; Nathaniel Frye Abbott was born on 18 August 1783; and Samuel Abbott was born in 1785. All the children were born in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel married Mary Polly Stockbridge on 23 February 1817 in Andover, Oxford County, Maine. Polly and Nathaniel had seven children. They were: Edward Dillingham Abbott was born on 04 July 1818; Harriet Stockbridge Abbott was born on 08 November 1820; Elizabeth Frye Abbott was born on 04 July 1823; Minerva Dillingham Abbott was born on 22 March 1826; Simon Andrew Abbott was born on 28 September 1828; Lyman Frye Abbott was born on 13 October 1830; and Harriet Minerva Abbott was born on 29 July 1834. All the children were born in Andover, Oxford County, Maine.

Note: Nathaniel was a wild uncouth boy and young man, full of mischief and fun, and continued so in a measure until he married Polly Stockbridge of Byron, who was very much a lady, and with whom he lived very happily, gave up all his wild notions and made a very pleasant companion. Nathaniel was industrious, independent, and frugal. A good neighbor, and friend, but took little interest in political matters and town affairs. (Copied from The Andover Memorials by Agnes Blake Poor).

Note: Nathaniel came to Andover, Maine with his parents, and lived with them, until he was 16 or 18. He was very different from his brother Timothy. Nathaniel had a roving, jolly disposition. At the age of 18 or 20 he left his parents home and went to Old Andover, then to Boston, and shipped on board a vessel bound for the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar, etc. As a sailor, he was absent from home for several years. He visited most of the ports bordering on the Mediterranean, and came near being taken by an English cruiser which boarded the American vessel for the purpose of impressing men for the English Navy. The impressing officer claimed that Nathaniel was an Irishman and asked him if he had protection papers. "I have, sir" was the reply. The officer demanded them. They were presented and pronounced worthless and the officer attempted to put them in his pocket. Nathaniel demanded them with indignation and oaths, and at the same time presented a loaded pistol at the breast of the officer, and told him to hand back the papers, or he was a dead man. The demand was complied with, and the officer left the vessel with very different attitude from what he had when he boarded her. Nathaniel's looks, etc. companioned by his words, probably saved him from being impressed into the British navy.

Note: After Nathaniel had returned from his voyage to the Mediterranean Sea he came home to Andover, Maine and bought Lot. No.__Range__, East side (on what is now called Farmer's Hill) and was the first settler there for several years, Cleared up and made quite a good farm, put up good buildings, and was independent but not rich. He lived there until 18__, then sold on account of unpleasant neighbors and bought Lot No__, Range__, East side, of Mr.___at the upper part of the town, and lived in it until his death of heart disease. He fell dead while chopping wood. He sprang up suddenly, exclaimed "Zounds, how dark it's getting," and fell dead.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Abbott (1749 - 1840)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Polly Stockbridge Abbott (1785 - 1884)
 
 Children:
  Simon Andrew Abbott (1828 - 1907)*
  Andrew S. Abbott (1828 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Main Woodlawn Cemetery
Andover
Oxford County
Maine, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: May 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89573798
 


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