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 Levi Abbott

Levi Abbott

Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death 10 Apr 1907 (aged 87)
White Oak, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Dansville, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot 121 Row 27 Sec 2C
Memorial ID 44195740 · View Source
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Levi Abbott was born May 14, 1819, in Vermont, and was the son of William and Sally (Woodcock) Abbott, the father a native of Massachusetts, and the mother of New Hampshire, the former living to the age of seventy-two years and the mother dying in the year 1846.

After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. William Abbott they moved from New Hampshire to New York and when our subject was nineteen years old they came to Michigan, locating in White Oak, where they bought eighty acres of wild land for two hundred dollars. Of the eight children born to these people, our subject is the only living member of the family, the deceased being Lenora Gibbs; William, drowned in Lake Champlain; Nancy, wife of Dr. McRoberts of Mason, Arvilla Winchell, Lavina, wife of John Coatsworth of Mason, and Juliett, who died when a young girl.

The opportunities for education in our subject's boyhood days were quite limited, but he attended the district school of New York for a time and when nineteen came west with his parents and lived with them on the farm. After the brothers left home, the father deeded our subject the farm and he took care of the parents as long as they lived.

Levi Abbott was married in 1850 to Susan L. Ambright, who lived to bless his home but three years. To them were born two children, Sarah and Linaes, both dying in infancy. April 29, 1852, Mr. Abbott was again married to Salome Burgess and to them two children were born: William, April 10, 1857, married Marcia Ide of Ingham county and they have three children: Claude, aged twenty-seven; Guy, twenty-five, and Leo, who is sixteen, and still at home. The second, a daughter, Evellyn, was born August 11, 1854, the wife of Chas. F. LaFleur of Ingham township and they have two children, Clair, twenty-three years of age and Ernest, aged fifteen. Clair is married and resides in Owosso.

The political views of the father and son have led them to affiliate with the Democratic party. Mr. Abbott attended the Baptist church of which his father and mother were consistent members.

Living more than sixty-five years in the Township of White Oak, Mr. Abbott has many warm friends who wish for him a joyous evening to his active and well spent days.

Taken from:
"Past and Present of the City of Lansing and Ingham County, Michigan", by Albert E. Cowles.
Published by The Michigan Historical Publishing Association Lansing, MICH., 1905.
Pages 304 - 305

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"Levi Abbott, 1819 - 1907 // Salome Abbott, 1831 - 1917"





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