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Benjamin Preston "Press" Abbott
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1873
Oconee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1957
Curry County
New Mexico, USA


Benjamin Preston Abbott was born November 3, 1873, in Oconee County, South Carolina to John Benjamin Abbott (b. 1839, S.C.) and Elizabeth Patience Carpenter (b. 1842, S.C.). He stood 6 feet tall, had blue eyes and dark hair and light complexion. He was a rancher in Bovina, Parmer County, Texas. He joined the Texas LOYALTY RANGERS in June 6, 1918--February 23, 1919. Loyalty Rangers worked under cover and most people never knew what they did. They were a sort of an FBI, working under the Hobby Loyalty Act of 1918. He was married to Mae Elizabeth Messenger. The date of marriage was September 4, 1913. They were married in the Congretional Church in Friona, Parmer County, Texas. A son, John Benjamin, was born to them on 1916 in Texas. Benjamin Preston Abbott died in 1957 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.

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Mae Elizabeth Messenger Abbott (1894 - 1952)*

John Benjamin Abbott (1916 - 1972)*

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  John Benjamin Abbott (1839 - 1930)
  Mae Elizabeth Messenger Abbott (1894 - 1952)*
  John Benjamin Abbott (1916 - 1972)*
  Alver Clifton Abbott (1867 - 1915)*
  Sarah Katherine Abbott Shaw (1869 - 1953)*
  Benjamin Preston Abbott (1873 - 1957)
*Calculated relationship
Dad B. P. Abbott

According to the emblems on the headstone, Benjamin Preston Abbott had been a Mason, Eastern Star and Shriner. There is one more emblem I cannot make out. It is the 3rd from the left.
Bovina Cemetery
Parmer County
Texas, USA
Created by: Nancy E Brown
Record added: May 07, 2010
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Benjamin Preston Press Abbott
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Benjamin Preston Press Abbott
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Benjamin Preston Press Abbott
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- Genealogy Bug Kate
 Added: May. 5, 2014
May You Rest In Peace
- Nancy E Brown
 Added: May. 7, 2010

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