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Reuben Abbott

  • Birth 12 Jul 1820 Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 12 Dec 1909 North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Liberty Mills, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 32556040

Herald of gospel liberty, Volume 102, Issues 1-26
General Convention of the Christian Church
Christian Pub. Association, 1910
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Reuben Abbott was born in Preble county, Ohio. July 12. 1820. Died In North Manchester, Indiana, December 12, 1909, aged 89 years and five months. He was the son of James and Catharine Abbott and was the seventh son of a family of twelve children.

He came with his parents from his Ohio home in 1834 and settled on Eel River east of the present town of Liberty Mills, the Abbott family being among the very first settlers in this section. This locality was his home all through life and he lived to see the transformation of the country from a wilderness into its present state of cultivation and prosperity.

In 1842 he was married to Susan Myers, who died in 1865, survived by two children, Henry W. Abbott and Mrs. James Ramsey. Later in the year 1865 he was united in marriage to Sarah J. Carson and leaves one son, Alvah C. Abbott, of Huntington, by this marriage. Being one of the earliest settlers in this section Mr. Abbott was widely known by all the older people for miles around.

Throughout his life he was an active and conscientious member of the Christian church and was the last of the charter members of the Eel River christian conference to pass away. The conference was organized in 1844 and he was at all times one of its most active and liberal communicants. He was also a charter member of the Pleasant Grove and Sugar Grove churches. He was also a charter member of North Manchester lodge. No. 264, I. O. O. F. and was the last of the charter members to be called to his reward.

Mr. Abbott was at all times recognized as a warm hearted, generous and upright citizen, always taking a stand for those things he deemed right and having a pleasant word for everybody. He is survived by a long line of relatives and leaves many friends of a life-time to mourn his death.


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  • Maintained by: Sue Allen
  • Originally Created by: v f
  • Added: 1 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32556040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben Abbott (12 Jul 1820–12 Dec 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32556040, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Liberty Mills, Wabash County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sue Allen (contributor 46871407) .