John Neal Abbott

September 1858–26 January 1911 (Age 52)
Spencer, Spencer, Tioga, New York, United States

The Life of John Neal

When John Neal Abbott was born in September 1858, in Spencer, Spencer, Tioga, New York, United States, his father, Horace Warner Abbott, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Frances Neal, was 16. He married Anna M. Dean on 10 January 1879, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. He lived in Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 16 years. He died on 26 January 1911, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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John Neal Abbott
Mary Cornelia Brown
Marriage: 24 April 1887
Frances Fannie Abbott
John Neal Abbott

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24 April 1887
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 2

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Abbott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Abbott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John N Abbott in household of Horace W Abbott, "United States Census, 1860"

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