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This site was
August 20, 2014.
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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.
assist tying families together, I may
place some “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.
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
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,
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