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AZ Residence: LEIGH R LARSON, 40803 N BRANGUS RD, SCOTTSDALE AZ 85262-1602

WI Vacation Home: LEIGH R LARSON, N6865 SOUTH LN, PO BOX 308, JOHNSON CREEK WI 53038-0308

This site was last updated August 15, 2014.

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This Web site ties together the numerous cousins and descendants of Leigh Larson's direct ancestors: Larson, Bickett, Abbey, Baker and others. My grandmother, Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson, was inspired by the genealogy publication by the niece of her first cousin, Irma Ruth (Mason) Anderson, who published the Blake/Ambrose Family History in 1970. Emma in her later years attempted, through letter writing, to discover her Abbey ancestors. It turned out that this was not a project she should have attempted at about age 85, especially since none of her surviving relatives knew anything beyond two generations back. After Emma passed away at age 101, my father suggested that sometime I might continue this search...so I did. 

The Abbey family has a long presence in colonial United States, dating back to 1635, well before the Revolutionary War. However, even a very comprehensive Cleveland Abbey book on the Abbe/Abbey families published in the early 1900s resulted in some “unconnected lines.” That Abbey line went from the Colony of Connecticut, to the Province of New York, and on to Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1798. After about fifty years some Abbey cousins left Canada West for the United States, about 1850 - 1860. One was Charles Oliver Abbey, who went to Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Another was Abner Nathaniel Abbey, who went to the Dakota Territory (North Dakota). Francis "Frank" Abbey, Orrin Abbey, Orrin Abner Abbey, Sarah Jane Abbey, Isaac Abbey, and Wellington Abbey also came.

To assist tying families together, I may place “snippets” of names on a Web page whom I think might be related, so in the future I can revisit and try again to connect them to other relatives.

The Larson/Bickett ancestors immigrated to the United States from western Europe, including Sweden, England, Ireland and Germany. The family lineages were gleaned from numerous sources, including Ancestry and Family Tree Maker files, Blake/Ambrose Family History by Irma Ruth (Mason) Anderson, and the work of Helen Means (Bickett) Fiegel. Contributions from many others have also been much appreciated. A special "thank you" to Leslie Wilson of Canada for her excellent research on the Canadian Abbey families in Canada, some of the pioneer settlers of Durham Co., Upper Canada (Ontario). Thanks, also, to Per Carlzon of Sweden for his genealogical research of the Olaus Larsson ancestry. Comments, additions and corrections are always welcome, and may be directed to Leigh Larson, shown above.

A major Abbey/Abbe researcher, Jeromey Ward, died around 2011 in Ohio. Fortunately, his genealogical research is saved at Rootsweb: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jeromeyward