Wednesday, July 19, 2017


5x great grandfather Jonathan Abbott 3rd was born on 29 Aug 1740 in Andover, Ma. He married
his cousin Mehitable Abbott, (daughter of Ephraim Abbott but I don't know yet what degree cousin she was to Jonathan.) in 1764. After she died on 1 Jan. 1777, he married another cousin Dorcas Abbott (daughter of Stephen Abbott) on 17Dec 1778. She died on . 3 Mar. 1844.

Jonathan had nine children, six with Mehitable, three with Dorcas, all of whom were born at Andover, Ma.

With Mehitable
Mehitabel, b. 29 Sept. 1764 ; m. Benjamin Russell
Sarah, b. 22 June, 1766; d 25 July, 1845 ; m. Jonathan Stickney
Zerviah, b. 19 Mar. 1768; m. John Ellingwood Sr.
Abigail, b. 30 July, 1770; d. 2 June, 1810; m. Theodore Russell
Hannah, b. 18 Nov. 1774; m. Simeon Twitchell
Jonathan, b. 11 June, 1776; d. 7 Jan. 1843; m. Betsey Batchelder

With Dorcas
Stephen, b. 30 Dec. 1779; d. I Oct. 1835; m. Hannah Russell
Dorcas, b. 6 Mar. 1782; m. George Valpey
Phebe, b. 17 Jan. 1788; m. Joshua Ballard

Of the six older children, four moved to Maine: Mehitable, Zerviah, Hannah and Jonathan.

Jonathan was a Revolutionary War veteran but trying to nail down exactly where he served is made difficult by him being one of several Jonathan Abbotts from Andover who served.

He seems to have been well off, though. He died in Andover on 26Dec 1821 leaviing a will in which he left $300 dollars to each of his daughters and thirty silver teaspoons which were to be divided equally among them.He left all his clothes to oldest son Jonathan and his real estate to younger son Stephen.   

By this time, my 4x great grandmother Zerviah(Abbott) Ellingwood had  been married over thirty years in Maine.  

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