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COL Benjamin Franklin Abbott
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1839
Death: Apr. 5, 1911

Benjamin was the son of Noah Abbott b ca 1805, and Nancy Seago b 1812. He appeared in the Cherokee Co. Ga 1850 census with his parents and Albert, Emily, Lewis L., William and Louise. He married Isabella Kendrick Isabella Kendrick on May 9, 1866 in Fulton County, Georgia. He and Isabella appeared in the Fulton Co. Ga 1870 census with Charles A. Abbott and one female domestic servant. He was a lawyer. He and Isabella had the following children:

1. Charles A. Abbott b 1868
2. Benjamin Franklin Abbott Jr. b 1871
3. Isabella Abbott Dickson b 1874
4. Samuel Abbott b 1877
5. Lucia Abbott b 1879
6. Grace Abbott b 1886

The Macon Daily Telegraph: Atlanta, April 5. Colonel Benjamin F. Abbott, one of the best-known men in the legal profession in the South, died here this morning at the advanced age of 72 years, following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Josephine Abbott, his second wife, died only two months ago, leaving a large estate. Since her death Colonel Abbott has failed rapidly and his death came as no surprise.

The funeral will occur from the First Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with prominent Atlantans as active pallbearers. An honorary escort will be composed of supreme, appellate and inferior court judges, leading members of the local bar and well-known citizens. Interment will be in Westview cemetery by the side of his wife. Colonel Abbott was born in Cherokee County July 3, 1836, and he received a common school and academic education. He came to Atlanta in 1860 and up to his retirement was known as one of the ablest members of the Atlanta bar. He served through the war in the Twentieth Georgia regiment and saw active service for the first three years. He was then forced to retire from active service on account of ill health and completed his war record in the quartermaster''s department. He served twice in the legislature from this county, and was a member of the finance committee that built the present state capitol building. He twice declined appointment to a judgeship.

He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Isabelle Hendricks. His second wife was Mrs. Josephine Richards, generally reputed as the wealthiest woman in Atlanta. Married January 8, 1895 in Fulton County, Georgia. Colonel Abbott is survived by two sons, Charles A. Abbott, of New York, and B. F. Abbott, Jr., of Atlanta; also two daughters, Mrs. Belle Dickson, of Panama, and Mrs. George Perrigo, of Chicago. 
Family links: 
  Noah Abbott (1804 - 1890)
  Nancy Seago Abbott (1811 - 1877)
  Mary Isabella Kendrick Abbott (1842 - 1893)
  Josephine A. Rankin Richards (1833 - 1910)
  Infant Abbott (1870 - 1870)*
  Benjamin Franklin Abbott (1871 - 1943)*
  Infant Abbott (1872 - 1872)*
  Isabella Abbott Dickson (1874 - 1915)*
  Infant Abbott (1875 - 1875)*
  Infant Abbott (1881 - 1881)*
  Infant Abbott (1884 - 1884)*
  Grace Abbott (1886 - 1894)*
  Albert N Abbott (1831 - 1862)*
  Lewis L Abbott (1835 - 1903)*
  Benjamin Franklin Abbott (1839 - 1911)
  Louisa Caroline Abbott (1848 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Westview Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 1
Created by: rhondajo
Record added: Dec 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81406998
COL Benjamin Franklin Abbott
Added by: rhondajo
COL Benjamin Franklin Abbott
Added by: rhondajo
COL Benjamin Franklin Abbott
Added by: rhondajo
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"...I wish I was in the Land of Cotton, ole times there are not forgotten....". We will never forget our Men in Gray, Col. Abbott. We appreciate your sacrifice.Your Family
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