Eli Abbey




Eli Abbey was born April 12, 1820, in Windham, Windham Co., CT, and died June 20, 1884, in Lawrence, Van Buren Co., MI, at age 64 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Buried in Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Van Buren Co., MI. He is the son of Joshua Abbe Jr. of Windham, Windham Co., CT, and Matilda (King) Rogers of Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT.

Rachel Ann Ferguson was born 1816 in Wyoming Co., NY, and died 1900 in Kansas at about age 84. She is the daughter of Reuben Ferguson (Born ca. 1781) of New York or Connecticut, and Jane Unknown (born ca. 1785) of New York or Ireland.

Eli Abbey and Rachel Ann Ferguson were married March 1, 1840, in Genesee Co., NY.

Eli Abbey and Rachel Ann (Ferguson) Abbey had several children:

  1. Sarah Mary Jane Abbey: Born February 13, 1841, in Oak Orchard, Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., NY; Died about January, 1923, in Baldwin City, Palmyra Twp., Douglas Co., KS (about age 81). Probably buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin, Douglas Co., KS. Married July 2, 1864, in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY, to William V. Hyde: Born February 3, 1941, in West Gaines, Gaines Twp., Orleans Co., NY; Died December 9, 1905, in Baldwin, Douglas Co., KS (age 64). Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin, Douglas Co., KS. Cause of death was Blood Poisoning.
  2. Edwin Porter Abbey: Born December 22, 1842, in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., NY; Died May 27, 1920, in Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI (age 77). Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI. Married about 1865 to Ellen F. Olcott: Born March 26, 1849, in Niagara Co., NY; Died December 16, 1919, in the Village of Hartford, Hartford Twp., Van Buren Co., MI (age 70). Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI. Her father is Helim Avelam Olcott. Her widowed mother, Wealthy (Law) Olcott, married Moses O. Beebe on June 21, 1871, in Van Buren Co., MI. Moses died June 29, 1887, in Geneva, Van Buren Co., MI. Wealthy died in 1881.
  3. Hannah Isabel Abbey: Born 1844 in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., NY; Died February 16, 1916, in City of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY (about age 72). Married to Robert J. Johnson: Born 1840 in England; Died February 27, 1895, in Sanborn, Niagara Co., NY. Buried in Millville Cemetery, Millville, Orleans Co., NY. Hannah and her children  moved to Syracuse, NY, in 1901.
  4. William E. Abbey: Born 1846 in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., NY; Died after 1885 in Unknown.
  5. Margaret Triphena "Mary" Abbey: Born January 28, 1849, in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., NY; Died December 23, 1913, in Salem, Marion Co., OR (age 65). Buried in Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR. Married February 22, 1866, in Van Buren, MI, to Meeker Moses Culver: Born September 20, 1840, in York Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; Died October 22, 1919, in Salem, Marion Co., OR (age 79). Buried in Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR.
  6. Reuben Ferguson Abbey: Born November 29, 1855, in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY; Died December 19, 1933, in Springfield, Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO (age 78). Buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO. Married June 27, 1880, by Thomas J. Cavender, J. P., in Dent Co., MO, to Mary Elizabeth Cox: Born January 25, 1859, in Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO; Died March 30, 1939, in Springfield, Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO (age 80). Buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO. Her father is William M. Cox of Indiana, and mother is Martha Pierce of Missouri.
  7. Franklin H. "Frank" Abbey: Born about 1857 in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY; Died May, 1917, in Omaha, Lincoln Co., NE (age 60). Buried May 5, 1917, in Plot 2263, Potter Field Cemetery, Omaha, Lincoln Co., NE.
  8. Brainard D. Abbey: Born August, 1862, in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY; Died 1937 in Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS (about age 75). Buried in Hope Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. Married May 24, 1902, in Hiawatha, Brown Co., KS, to Irine (Joslin) Strange: Born June 22, 1881, in Missouri; Died July 7, 1925, at Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS (age 44). Brainard divorced Irene about 1904 in Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. He was a Laborer on Section Crew #1,So. KS B.B. & W.S. Irine then married (3) December 30, 1909, in Jackson Co., MO, to George Murphy. Irine then married (4) to Albert Schilling: Born about 1893, in Germany; Died Unknown. Her son: James William "Jim" Strange: Born June 24, 1899, in New Market, MO; Died March, 1948, in Unknown (age 48). Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.



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Edwin Porter Abbey is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ellen F. (Olscout/Alcott) Abbey is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Reuben Ferguson Abbey is buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Abbey is buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Brainard D. Abbey is buried in Hope Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Eli Abbey was born April 12, 1820, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Rachel Ann Ferguson was born 1816 in Wyoming Co., NY.

The 1840 U. S. Census taken in 1840 shows Eli Abby is the head of household, and is living in Orangeville Twp., Genesee Co., NY.

The 1840 U. S. Census taken in 1840 shows Jane Ferguson is the head of household, and is living in Orangeville Twp., Genesee Co., NY.

Eli Abbey and Rachel Ann Ferguson were married March 01, 1840, in Genesee Co., NY.

In 1841, Wyoming County was created from Genesee County.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken August 3, 1850, shows Eli Abby (age 30) born in Connecticut, is a Farmer, and is living in Orangeville Twp., Wyoming Co., New York. Living with him are: Rachel Abby (age 34) born in New York; Sarah J. Abby (age 9) born in New York; Edwin P. Abby (age 7) born in New York; Hannah J. Abby (age 5) born in New York; Wm. E. Abby (age 3) born in New York; and Margaret Abby (age 1) born in New York.

The 1855 New York State Census taken June 18, 1855, shows John Hyde (age 72) born in England with real estate of $500 is a married Farmer, and is living in Gaines Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: his wife, Harriett Hyde (age 50) born in England; his unmarried daughter, Susannah Hyde (age 17) born in Orleans Co, NY; his son, William Hyde (age 13) born in Orleans Co., NY; and his daughter, Fanny Hyde (age 8) born in Orleans Co., NY.

The 1855 New York State Census taken June 14, 1855, shows Eli Abbey (age 35) born in Connecticut, with real estate of $300 is a married Farmer, and is living in a Frame House in Gaines Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: his wife, Rachel Abbey (age 39) born in Wyoming Co., NY; his daughter, Sarah Jane Abbey (age 14), born in Wyoming, NY; his son, Edwin P. Abbey (age 12), born in Wyoming, NY; his daughter, Hannah J. Abbey (age 10), born in Wyoming, NY; his son, Wm. E. Abbey (age 8), born in Wyoming, NY; and his daughter, Margaret T. Abbey (age 6), born in Wyoming, NY.

The 1855 New York State Census taken June 14, 1855, shows Reuben Furgerson (age 33) born in Wyoming, NY, with real estate of $150 is an unmarried Farmer, and is living in a Frame House in Gaines Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: his married niece, Martha Simons (age 19) born in Wyoming, NY; his nephew, James E. Simons (age 7/12) born in Orleans Co., NY; his nephew, Walter Furgerson (age 11) born in Wyoming, NY.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken July 25, 1860, shows Eli Abby (age 40) born in Connecticut with real estate of $150 and personal estate of $50 is a Farm Laborer and is living in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., New York. Living with him is his wife Rachael Abby (age 44) born in New York. Also living there are their children, all born in New York: Sarah J. Abby (age 19); Edwin P. Abby (age 7); Hannah E. Abby (age 15); William Abby (age 13); Triphena Abby (age 11); Reuben Abby (age 4); and Franklin Abby (age 2).

Florence E. Mitchell was born October 1, 1860, in Washington, IN.


The General Index to Deeds for Orleans Co., NY, shows that in 1863 Sarah M. J. Abbey  granted land to Rachel A. Abbey, and the same lot was also granted by Eli Abbey tp Sarah M. J. Abbey.


William J. Hyde was born April, 1865, in Van Buren Co., MI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken August 9, 1870, shows William Abby (age 22) born in New York, Works in a Stone Quarry, and is living in the James Chamberlin household,  and is living in Iola Twp., Allen Co., KS.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken July 7, 1870, shows Eli Abby (age 50) born in Connecticut with real estate of $400 and personal estate of $250 is a Farmer and is living in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS . Living with him are: Rachael A. Abby (age 54) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Reuben Abby (age 13) born in New York; Franklin Abby (age 12) born in New York; and Brainard D. Abby (age 8) born in New York. Leigh Larson note: Living two houses away is Eli's daughter, Sarah J. (Abby) Hyde.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken July 7, 1870, shows William B. Hyde (age 28) born in New York to Foreign-born parents with real estate of $400 is a Farm Laborer and is living in Neosho Falls Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him are: Sarah J. Hyde (age 28) born in New York, who is Keeping House; and William J. Hyde (age 5) born in Michigan.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1870, shows Robert Johnson (age 30) born in England, and with personal estate of $500 is a Farm Laborer, and is living in the Village of Knowlesville, Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: Hannah Johnson (age 24) born in New York; Carrie Johnson (age 7) born in New York; and Sarah Johnson (age 5) born in New York.

The 1875 New York State Census taken on June 10, 1875, shows Robert Johnson (age 35) born in England is a married Engineer, and is living in a Plank House worth $800 in Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: Hannah I. Johnson (age 30) born in Wyoming Co., NY; his daughter, Carrie Johnson (age 12) born in Orleans Co., NY; and his unmarried daughter, Sarah Johnson (age 10) born in Orleans Co., NY.

Erwin William Abbey was born May 11, 1876, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken June 2, 1880, shows Eli Abby (age 60) born in Connecticut to Connecticut-born parents is a Farmer, and is living on Main Street, City of Neosho Falls, Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Rachel Ann Abby (age 64) born in New York to Connecticut and Ireland-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in New York to Connecticut-born parents: William E. Abby (age 34), a Livery Worker; and Brainard Abby (age 18), a Farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 23, 1880, shows William Abbey (age 27) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: Ida Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents; Irwin Abbey (age 4) born in Wisconsin with a disability named billious fever; and Ivey Abbey (age 2) born in Kansas. 

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows William V. Hyde (age 39) born in New York to English-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Sarah Hyde (age 34) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his three children, all born to New York-born parents: William J. Hyde (age 15) born in Michigan, a Farm Laborer; Edwin Hyde (age 7) born in Kansas; and Blanche H. Hyde (age 1) born in Kansas. Leigh Larson note: Living nearby is the family of Meeker M. Culver, including Triphena (Abbey) Culver, Sarah's sister.   

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1880, shows Robert Johnson (age 39) born in England to English-born parents, is a married Laborer, and is living in the Village of Knowlesville, Ridgeway Twp., Orleans Co., NY. Living with him are: his wife, Hannah I. Johnson (age 35) born in New York to Massachusetts and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House; his unmarried daughter, Carrie T. Johnson (age 17) born in New York to English and New York-born parents; and his unmarried daughter, Sarah O. Johnson (age 15) born in New York to English and New York-born parents.


The Yates Center News, Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS, Thursday, July 29, 1880

DELINQUENT TAX LIST For 1880, For Woodson County, Kansas

TOWN 23, RANGE 17.

Eli Abbey w half of w half of se qr of sw qr of nw qr tax deed, lot 10, block 19, N. Falls.

TOWN LOTS. NEOSHO FALLS CITY.

Eli Abby Lot 11 Block 19


The Yates Center News, Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS, Thursday, September 16, 1880

Real Estate Transfers for the week ending September 11th, 1880, furnished us by Probate Judge, I. S. Jones:

Woodson County to Eli Abbey. tax deed, lot 10, block 19, N. Falls.

W. P. Sharp et. al. to Eli Abbey, lots 18 and 19, Neosho Falls, W. D.


By December 10, 1881, the William Searle Abbey family of four was back living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI ,when Mary Maude Abbey was born.


The Yates Center Argus, Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS, Saturday, April 21, 1883

Real Estate Transfers.

Eli Abbey to Rachel Ann Abbey, wd. commencing at a point 30 rds s from the se corner of nw qr, 28, 23, 17, thence w 10 rds, thence n 80 rds, thence e 10 rds, thence s 80 rds to the place of the beginning, $900.


The Toronto Republican, Toronto, Woodson Co., KS, Friday, July 6, 1883

The city of Neosho Falls prosecuted Eli Abbey for running a nuisance, under the prohibitory law, and convicted him. Abbey took an appeal and has since settled the case.


The Neosho Falls Post, Neosho Falls, Woodson Co., KS, Friday, July 6, 1883

Eli Abbey was arrested last week for violation of City Ordinance tried before the Police Judge fined twenty-five dollars and costs. On Saturday evening he was arrested by the State and gave bail for his appearance this afternoon, what the result of the last arrest may be we are unable to say. He takes an appeal on the first case to the District Court. The cause of these arrests is his conduct in the sale of intoxicating drinks. The place used is an old barn near thee river where we are informed you can get drinks for cash at most any time of the day. We are most decidedly in favor of the law being respected and trust the authorities will not let up till the city is rid of such business.


The Yates Center Argus, Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS, Thursday, April 10, 1884

Real Estate Transfers.

Following are the transfers filed for record during the week ending April 9:

H. H. Inness & wife to Eli Abbey, wd, lot 2, blk 19, Neosho Falls, $50.


The Toronto Republican, Toronto, Woodson Co., KS, Saturday, April 19, 1884

PICKUPS AT THE HUB.

BY OUR REPORTER.

Eli Abbey, who escaped from the sheriff last week, has not been heard of. Jim Cannady will get him some day.


The Toronto Republican, Toronto, Woodson Co., KS, Saturday, June 21, 1884

PICKUPS AT THE HUB.

BY OUR REPORTER.

Eli Abbey, who escaped from Sheriff Cannady some time since, went to Michigan and died there.


Eli Abby died June 20, 1884, in Lawrence, Van Buren Co., MI, at age 64 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Buried in Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Van Buren Co., MI. Cause of Death is listed as Rheumatism of Heart.


       

Eli Abby Death Records.


William Justice Hyde and Florence Eldora Mitchell were married October 9, 1884, in Washington Co., IN.

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows W. E. Abby (age 33) born in New York, and having come to Kansas from Michigan, is an unmarried Livery Worker, and is living in the City of Neosho Falls, Woodson Co., KS. Living with him are: Rachel Abby (age 69) born in New York, and having come to Kansas from Michigan, a widowed House Keeper; and Frank Abby (age 24) born in New York, and having come to Kansas from Michigan, an unmarried Livery Worker.

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows William V. Hyde (age 44) born in New York, removing to Canada and then removing to Kansas is a married Farmer living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is a married woman, Sarah J. Hyde (age 44) born in New York. Also living there are two Hyde children, both born in Kansas: Charles E. Hyde (age 12); and Hattie B. Hyde (age 6).

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows William J. Hyde (age 21) born in Michigan and having moved to Kansas from Canada is a married Farmer living in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him is a married woman, Florence Hyde (age 24) born in Indiana and having moved to Kansas from Indiana.


The Allen County Courant, Iola, Allen Co., KS, Thursday, April 1, 1886

TRANSFERS OF RECORD For the past Week, as Furnished by Cummings & Jones, Abstractors.

J R McQuigg to Rachel Abbey, w d lot 9 bl'k 50 Geneva, $85. is very feeble and suffering terribly with eczema. It seems to us those people who have profited by the drinking of her son ought to look after her and make her more comfortable.


The Allen County Courant, Iola, Allen Co., KS, Thursday, October 6, 1887

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.

List of transfers of real estate, compiled by J. A. Bissett & Co., Abstracter of Title for Allen County Kansas,

Rachel A. Abby to Matilea Gray lot 8 9 blk 50 Geneva.


About 1888 or 1889 the William Abbey family removed to Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

Edna E. Hyde was born February 8, 1889, in Everett Twp., Woodson Co., KS.

The 1895 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1895, shows W. J. Hyde (age 31) born in New York is living in Cheyenne Twp., Woodson Co., KS. Living with him are: F. E. Hyde (age 35) born in Indiana; Grover Hyde (age 10) born in Kansas; Etna Hyde (age 8) born in Kansas; and Homer Hyde (age 5) born in Kansas.

The 1895 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1895, shows Racheal Abbey (age 78) born in New York, is living in the City of Le Roy, Le Roy Twp., Coffey Co., KS. Living with her are: Frank Abbey (age 35) born in New York; and Brainard Abbey (age 32) born in New York.


The Burlington Courier, Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Friday, February 7, 1896

LE ROY.

Old Mrs. Rachel Abbey is very feeble and suffering terribly with eczema. It seems to us those people who have profited by the drinking of her son ought to look after her and make her more comfortable.


The Neosho Falls Post, Neosho, Woodson Co., KS, Friday, April 15, 1898

LOCAL NEWS.

W. E. Abbey was in town for the first time for several years last Friday and Saturday. He has been living in Oklahoma.


Between 1898 or 1899 the William J. Hyde family removed to Baldwin, Palmyra Twp., Douglas Co., KS.

Rachel Ann (Ferguson) Abbey died 1900 in Kansas at about age 84.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1900, shows William Abbey (age 47) born April 1853 in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents is a Farm Laborer renting his home in the City of Dodgeville, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of twenty five years, Ida Abbey (age 48) born September 1858 in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents. All of their children (except for Iva who had married and Ruth who died) are living in the household in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Irwin Abbey (age 24) born May 1876 is a traveling stationery salesman; Maude Abbey (age 18) born December 1881 is a dressmaker; Emma Abbey (age 16) born February 1884; Truman Abbey (age 14) born May 1886; Eda Abbey (age 5) born March 1895; and Allen Abbey (age 2) born June 1898. All of the children were born in Wisconsin.  

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows William J. Hyde (age 35) born April 1865 in New York to New York-born parents is a Hardware Merchant owning his own home in the City of Baldwin, Palmyra Twp., Douglas Co., KS. Living with him is his wife of 15 years, Florence E. Hyde (age 39) born October 1860 in Indiana to Indiana-born parents, with 6 of the 7 children born to her still alive, all unmarried and living at home and born in Kansas to New York and Indiana-born parents: Grover G. Hyde (age 14) born July 1885; Edna E. Hyde (age 11) born February 1889; Homer F. Hyde (age 9) born September 1890; Edith F. Hyde (age 7) born October 1892; Sadie U. Hyde (age 5) born April 1895; and Willard B. Hyde (age 2) born June 1897.

Brainard D. Abbey and Irine Joslin were married May 24, 1902, in Hiawatha, Brown Co., KS.


Brainard D. Abbey and Irine Joslin Marriage Record.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wm. Abby (age 53) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer Owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida E. Abby (age 47) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents: Wm. A. Abby (age 29) a Traveling Salesman; Emma J. Abby (age 21) a Housekeeper; Chas. T. Abby (age 19); Edna B. Abby (age 10); and Glen A. Abby (age 7).

The 1905 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1905, shows William J. Hyde (age 39) born in Michigan and having moved to Kansas from Canada is a Miller owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the City of Baldwin, Douglas Co., KS. Living with him is Florence E. Hyde (age 43) born in Indiana. Also living there are six children, all born in Kansas: Grover G. Hyde (age 19); Edna E. Hyde (age 16); Homer F. Hyde (age 14); Edith F. Hyde (age 12); Sdie U. Hyde (age 9); and Willard B. Hyde (age 7).

C. T. Abbey got an appointment to West Point after he graduated from high school but apparently was not old enough to accept the appointment. He went out to North Dakota and for two years was a cowboy. Part of that time, at least, he was in a cabin out on the prairie all by himself. He saw the Northern Lights many times, sometimes parallel to the ground and would come just like a big tube of light along the ground. While he was a cowboy he participated in two roundups. At that time (1905 -1907) there were no fences and the roundup would begin with cowboys like Mr. Abbey going out and rounding up all the cattle they could find and bringing them in to camp. The cattle would be sorted out by different brands and the brands from their ranch stayed there. Evidently the other brands were taken forward and dropped off at wherever they belonged. Mr. Abbey said that the sun came up about 4:00 a.m. and went down about 10:00 p.m. They would get up, have breakfast, and then roundup until noon when they would come back to headquarters (that is to the chuck wagon). They would get a new horse, eat lunch, and then go rounding up again until about 9:00 p.m. The trail boss when he was on the roundup was named Favor, and was from Texas. There were some terrific cowboys on the roundup. Some of the older cowboys would never go to sleep at night, and would sit and talk and play poker. I guess they slept in the saddle some times during the daytime. The roundup he was on apparently went for about 300 miles and crossed the Little Missouri River. He said most of the cowboys swam across the river with their horses, but that there was one man that had taught his horse how to walk on the railroad trestle and he would walk his horse across. Mr. Abbey said some of the older cowboys could rope a calf over a cow.

While Mr. Abbey was a cowboy he got a second appointment to West Point but it did not reach him until the time for acceptance had expired. Apparently he never got another opportunity for an appointment. About this time C. T. Abbey went to Oklahoma to work for his brother, Erwin, drilling oil wells. Several years earlier Erwin had shot a man and thought that he had killed him, so he fled and for a long time the family did not know where he was. Erwin would send post cards back to the family and say that he was OK, but would not tell them where he was because he thought that the law was after him. It turned out that the man didn't die, so Erwin eventually contacted the family and it was after that time that Mr. Abbey went down to work for him. This must have been about 1907 or 1908. Glenn Abbey said he remembered seeing Erwin only two times in his life; his parent's 30th and 50th wedding anniversary family reunions.

William and Edna were married on September 6, 1908, in Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK.

Sapulpa, Creek Co. Marriage Records, 16 Nov 1907 - 15 Mar 1921

ABBEY, Erwin W.                   HYDE, Edna E.                    September 06, 1908         Book 1, Page 218

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows William Abbey (age 33) born in United States to United States-born parents is an Oil Field Driller living at 626 South Park Street, 3rd Ward, City of Sapulpa, Sapulpa Twp., Creek Co., OK. Living with him is his wife of 1 year, Edna E. Abbey (age 21) born in Kansas to Michigan and Indiana-born parents, and their only child, Ruth E. Abbey (age 9/12) born in Oklahoma to United States and Kansas-born parents. They are living in the household of Edna's parents: William J. Hyde (age 46), a Plumbing Shop Operator born in Michigan to New York parents who owns his own house; his wife of 26 years, Florence E. Hyde (age 49) born in Indiana to Indiana parents. Four of their six children (all living) are in the household: Homer F. Hyde (age 19) a grocery store clerk; Edith F. Hyde (age 17) a saleslady in a racket store; Paula? F. Hyde (age 14); and Williard Hyde (age 12). All five children born in Kansas.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Brainard D. Abbey (age 48) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents is a divorced Shoemaker in his Own Shop who rents his home and is living at 234 Main Street, 4th Ward, Ottawa City, Franklin Co., KS. Also living there are four Lodgers.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1910, shows Frank G. Johnson (age 28) born in New York to English and New York-born parents, and in his first marriage, is a married Street Rail Road Conductor for the City Rail Road who rents his home and is living at 113 Shonnard Street, 12th Ward, City of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Living with him are: his wife of four years, Susie E. Johnson (age 22) born in New York to New York-born parents, and in her first marriage, with both of the children born to her still alive; his son, Robert G. Johnson (age 4) born in New York to New York-born parents; his son, Gerden L. Johnson (age 1) born in New York to New York-born parents; his widowed mother, Hannah I. Johnson (age 65) born in New York to Massachusetts-born parents; his unmarried sister, Carrie T. Johnson (age 34) born in New York to New York-born parents, a Keeper of a Boarding House; and his unmarried sister, Sadie O. Johnson (age 31) born in New York to New York-born parents, a Keeper of a Boarding House.

Hannah Isabel (Abbey) Johnson died February 16, 1916, in City of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, at about age 72.


The Syracuse Journal, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, February 17, 1916

DEATHS

JOHNSON - In this city on the 16th inst., Hannah Johnson, widow of the late Robert Johnson. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elaxander Le France and Miss Sadie A. Johnson, and one son, Frank G. Funeral from the family home, 411 Rich St. Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p. m. Friends invited.


The WWI Draft Registration Card and Registrar's Report dated September 12, 1918, at Empira, OK, shows Erwin W. Abbey (age 42) was judged "No". Erwin W. Abbey signed his name on the form. Tall Height, Medium Build, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes. He was employed as a Driller for John Sherman in Skiatook, Osange Co., OK. He was living at 105 1/2 N. Main Street, Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK. His wife, Edna E. Abbey of the same address, was his nearest relative.

Meeker Moses Culver died October 22, 1919, in Salem, Marion Co., OR, at age 79. Buried in Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR.


Meeker Moses Culver is buried in Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR.


Meeker Moses Culver Gravestone Request.


Ellen F. (Olscout/Alcott) Abbey Died December 16, 1919, in thee Village of Hartford, Hartford Twp., Van Buren Co., MI (age 70). Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI.


Ellen F. (Olscout/Alcott) Abbey Death Certificate.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 7, 1920, shows E. W. Abie (age 43) born in Wisconsin to United States and Wisconsin-born parents is an oil well driller renting in Justice Precinct 1, Stephens Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Edna E. Abie (age 30) born in Kansas to Indiana and New York-born parents. Also living there is his daughter, Ruth Abie (age 10) born in Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Kansas-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 2, 1920, shows Ruth Abbey (age 10) was a pupil at the St. Joseph's Academy, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. She was born in Oklahoma, with her father born in the U.S. and mother born in Kansas.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows William J. Hyde (age 55) born in Michigan to New York-born parents has his Own Garage Shop and owns his mortgaged home at 105-1/2 North Main Street, 2nd Ward, City of Sapulpa, Sapulpa Twp., Creek Co., OK. Living with him is his wife Florence E. Hyde (age 59) born in Indiana to Indiana-born parents. Also living in the household is his unmarried son Willard B. Hyde (age 22) born in Kansas to Michigan and Indiana-born parents, who is a Mechanic in a Garage; and William J. Hyde's widowed mother, Sarah J. Hyde (age 78) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents. Leigh Larson note: William J. Hyde was the son of William B. Hyde and Sarah Abbey, both born in New York.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Frank G. Johnson (age 39) born in New York to English and New York-born parents, is a divorced Brakeman for a Steam Railroad who rents his home, and is living at 103 Central Avenue, 11th Ward, City of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Living with him are: his son, Robert Johnson (age 14) born in New York to New York-born parents; his son, Gerden Johnson (age 10) born in New York to New York-born parents; his married sister, Carrie La France (age 44) born in New York to New York-born parents; and his unmarried sister, Sadie Johnson (age 39) born in New York to New York-born parents.

Edwin Porter Abbey died May 27, 1920, in Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI (age 77). Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Van Buren Co., MI.


Edwin Porter Abbey Death Certificate.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Brainard D. Abbey (age 68) born in New York to Connecticut and New York-born parents is a widowed Odd Jobs Laborer who owns his home worth $100 and is living at 628 xxx, 4th Ward, Ottawa City, Franklin Co., KS.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Melvin C. Morris (age 23) born in Oklahoma to Missouri-born parents is a dock worker renting for $20.00 per month at 1264 West 30th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. He is married to Ruth Morris (age 20) born in Oklahoma to Missouri-born parents. They were married when Ruth was 17 and Melvin was 19. Three other adults were also living in the household.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on January 14, 1930, shows Robert Johnson (age 24) born in New York to New York-born parents, is an unmarried Bank Teller, and who is renting his home for $35/month, and is living at 705 Ostisco Street, 8th Ward, City of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. Living with him are: his married aunt, Carrie La France (age 40) born in New York to English and New York-born parents, and first married at age 28; his unmarried sister, Sadie Johnson (age 32) born in New York to New York-born parents, a Pottery Inspector; and his unmarried brother, Gerden Johnson (age 21) born in New York to English and New York-born parents, who works in the Ledger Department of a Bank.

Reuben Ferguson Abbey died December 19, 1933, in Springfield, Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO, at age 78. Buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO.


Reuben Ferguson Abbey Death Certificate.


The Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Greene Co., MO, Tuesday, December 19, 1933

REUBEN FERGUSON ABBEY

Reuben Ferguson Abbey, 78, retired farmer, died this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Farris, at 612 South Campbell avenue, following a lingering illness. Born in New York state, he came to Missouri when a young man. Marrying Mary Cox in 1880 he settled in Dent county. The couple lived there for about 30 years and moved to Willow Springs and Monett before coming to Springfield about eight years ago. Besides his daughter and wife, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Nora Britton of Springfield; four sons, Arthur Abbey of Mountain View; Bert Abbey of Willow Springs; Jess Abbey of Thayer, and Charles Abbey of Springfield; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Willow Springs Pentecostal church with his son, the pastor there, conducting the services. Burial will be in the Willow Springs cemetery under the direction of the Floyd W. Fox funeral home of Springfield.


Mary Elizabeth Cox died March 30, 1939, in Springfield, Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO (age 80). Buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO.


Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Abbey Death Certificate.


William J. Hyde died November 19, 1946, in Muskogee, Muskogee Co., OK, at age 81; Shot by his son, Donald, at his home.


The Ada Evening News, Ada, OK, Wednesday, November 20, 1946

Muskogee Boy Says He Shot Aged Dad

Claims Meant to Scare Him When Father Advanced On Him With Hammer

MUSKOGEE, Okla., Nov. 20. - Police Capt. Homer Pitman said today Donald Hyde, 16, had admitted he shot his 81-year-old father, William J. Hyde, whose body was found last night on the kitchen floor of his home. Pitman quoted the youth as saying he fired a .22 caliber rifle "just to scare" his father when the aged man threatened him with a hammer during a quarrel. Earlier the boy had denied knowledge of how his father died, saying only that he had found the body on his return to the house. The elder Hyde, a state pensioner, died from a bullet in the heart. No charges have yet been filed against the youth. Police said young Hyde related that after the shooting, he hid the gun in some bushes, then returned to the house. "After I seen he was dead," Pitman quoted him, "I went to the neighbors and called an ambulance or something." Pitman said the hammer which the youth said his father wielded was found under the dead man's body. According to Pitman, young Hyde told him he seized the gun and retreated to the porch of the house when his father advanced on him menacingly. "I didn't mean to hit him, just to scare him." the officer said the boy told him. "He got in the range of fire. He started cussin' and I didn't know I killed him." Pitman said young Hyde told of numerous "spats" with his father and said the boy attributed last night's quarrel to his parent's anger at his attending school.


The Lawton Constitution, Lawton, OK, Sunday, March 16, 1947

Boy, 16, Is Acquitted In Death Of His Aged Father

MUSKOGEE, Okla., March 15. - Sixteen-year-old Donald Hyde was free Saturday of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of his 71-year-old father last Nov. 10. A district court jury deliberated two hours before returning a verdict of not guilty. The boy claimed self defense. He told of a violent quarrel and said his father, W. J. Hyde, threatened him with a hammer. The boy said he grabbed a .22 rifle and fired.


Oregon Statesman, October 24, 1919

OBITUARY

Meeker M. Culver, Veteran, is Dead. Funeral Is Today.

Meeker M. Culver, a Civil War veteran, passed away Wednesday at his home south of Salem near the state training school. He was 71 years old. During the Civil war he fought with the sixth Michigan heavy artillery. He is survived by one son, Robert Culver, of this city. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Terwilliger home and he will be laid to rest in the family lot in Odd Fellows cemetery.


Oregon Statesman, December 25, 1913

OBITUARY:

At the family home near the state training school, at 12 m. [sic] Wednesday, December 23, 1913, Margaret Culver, aged 65. An invalid husband and one son are left. The funeral will be held from the Cottage undertaking parlors at 11 a.m. Friday.


Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Marion Co., OR, Thursday, December 25, 1913

DEATH NOTICES.

CULVER.

At the family home near the state training school, at 12 m. [sic] Wednesday, December 23, 1913, Margaret Culver, aged 65 years. An invalid husband and one son are left. The funeral will be held from the Cottage undertaking parlors at 11 a.m. Friday.


From the Jeromey Ward website: 

Eli Abbey was born on 12 Apr 1820 in New York. He died on 14 Jun 1884 in New York. He married Rachel Ferguson on 1 Mar 1840 in Connecticut.

From Genforum's Abbey board:
I have an old ABBEY family bible. There is some ABBEY-FERGUSON information recorded in it:
Eli Abbey was married March 1, 1840 to Rachel Ferguson.
Jane Ferguson died February 14/15/18, (no year) - age 73/93 years, 8 mths, 2 days.
Eli Abbey died June 14, 1884 - age 64 years, 2 mths, 2 days.
Reuben Ferguson was murdered June 10, 1856 - age 35 years, 9 mths, 14 days. (Note: Reuben FERGUSON appears to be the brother of Rachel (FERGUSON) who married Eli ABBE/ABBEY March 1, 1840.)
Family tradition indicates that all of these events took place in Upstate New York.
I will greatly appreciate hearing from anyone that is connected to this ABBEY-FERGUSON family.
Thank you for any information.

AND

I have an old ABBEY family bible. Some of the information recorded in it is as follows:
(grouped together on one page): Page 958 Susannah Rogers was born January 11, 1803 Hiram Rogers was born February 14, 1806 William Rogers was born October 24, 1808 Marvin Rogers was born March 31, 1809 Triphena Abbe was born August 31, 1817 Eli Abbe was born April 12, 1820
The way these Abbe & Rogers births are recorded together, could indicate that they are half siblings.
I would greatly appreciate any information regarding this ABBE/ABBEY-ROGERS connection.
Indications are that this ABBEY family was in Upstate New York.
Thank you for any information.

Rachel Ferguson was born in 1816 in New York. She married Eli Abbey on 1 Mar 1840 in Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  1. Sarah Mary Jane Abbey

  2. Edwin Porter Abbey

  3. Hannah Isabel Abbey

  4. William E. Abbey was born 1846 in New York

  5. Mary Triphena Abbey

  6. Reuban Ferguson Abbey


From Jeromey Ward's Web Site:

EBENEZER ABBE, JR., son of Ebenezer and Mary (Allen) Abbe, born July 27,1708; resided in Windham or North Windham, Conn.
Married February 22, 1729-30, ABIGAIL CARY, probably daughter of Joseph Cary, Jr. One account gives her name Abigail Soale and still another says she was Abigail Goodale, daughter of Isaac Goodale of Salem.

Ebenezer married Abigail on February 22, 1727/1728, in Massachusetts. Abigail was born about 1705 in Massachusetts. She died about 1770, probably in Massachusetts.

 

Frank Gerden Johnson was born March 5, 1881, in New York, and died Unknown in Unknown. Married about 1906 in New York to Susie E. Grant: Born April, 1886, in New York; Died after July, 1948, in Unknown. Divorced before September, 1918, in New York.

Gerden L. Johnson was born March 26, 1909, in New York, and died August 14, 1995, in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL (age 86. Buried in Deerfield Memorial Cemetery, Deerfield Beach, Broward Co., FL. Married

Carrie  L. Johnson died Monday, April 30, 1934, at her home, Syracuse, NY. Buried in Millville Cemetery, Millville, Orleans Co., NY. At that time, Frank G. Johnson was living in Little Falls, NY. Sadie O. Johnson also survived.

Sarah Johnson died April 8, 1934, in Syracuse, NY. Buried in Millville Cemetery, Millville, Orleans Co., NY.