Ancestor: My maternal 2nd-great-grandfather (William T. Abbott)
- Born in 13 August 1855 in Geneva, Muscatine, Iowa, to Matthew T. Abbott and Harriett Hall.
- Married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Carpenter on 4 March 1884 in Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa.
- Was the father of 9 daughters: Bertha M., Nellie G., Nora B., Harriet, Mary I., Elva V., Loretta P., Wilma, and Josephine.
- Moved from Iowa to Indiana shortly after his marriage in 1884 (daughter Nellie was born in 1887 in IN).
- Died 8 July 1920 in Henry County, Indiana.