Abbot — Ashby

ABBOT, or ABBOTT, George,^1 with sons, George,^2 Nehemiah,^2 and Thomas,^2 was from England. George^1 d. in Rowley, in 1647. George^2 m. Sarah Farnum, settled in Andover. Had 10 ch. He d. 1719, aged 92; she d. 1728, aged 90. George^3 m. 1689, Elizabeth Ballard; m. 2d, Hannah Esty. Had 9 ch.

Obed,^4 son of George,^3 a weaver from Salem, bought a farm of Nathaniel Hudson in Sept. 1725, and settled in the

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southerly part of Billerica, now Bedford. It is included in Bedford Springs. He was prominent in forming the town and church, small in stature, and of great physical power.

He m. Elizabeth ——, and d. May 11, 1773; she d. May 29, 1752. Ch. h Moses^5 b. Jan. 13, 1727. Sarah, b. April 22, 1729, m. Feb. 11, 1748, Isaac Stearns of Billerica. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 16, 1731, m. Dec. 9, 1756, Abijah Cutler of Brookfield. John,^5 b. Feb. 4, 1733. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1745, m. Daniel Parker of Reading.

Moses^5 (Capt.), known as Solid Abbott, was 1st Lieut. of Bedford Minute Men, and lived on the homestead. He m. April 15, 1755, Mary Hill of Billerica. He d. May 22, 1809; she d. Sept. 5, 1801. Ch. Betty, b. July 12, 1757, m. Oliver Reed. John,^6 b. May 29, 1759. h Moses,^6 b. Sept. 21, 1761. Jeremiah,^6 b. Nov. 23, 1763, settled in Groton. Benjamin,^6 b. Feb. 9, 1766, d. May 21, 1793. Mary, b. July 2, 1768, m. May 10, 1791, William Webber.

Moses,^6 m. Dec. 7, 1786, Alice Stearns, d. Feb. 19, 1802. Had 6 ch. d. young, and Alice, b. Sept. 22, 1788. Lucy Stearns, b. Feb. 11, 1792. h Moses,^7 b. Aug. 16, 1795. h Oliver R.^7 b. Mar. 26, 1800.

Moses,^7 m. June 22, 1820, Susanna Jaquith, d. July, 1836. Ch. Susan Caroline, b. Oct. 8, 1820, m. Seth Austin. Moses G.^8 b. June 5, 1S22. Charles Edwin,^8 b. Feb. 24, 1824. John Henry,^8 b. Aug. 16, 1825. Sylvester K.^8 b. Dec. 9, 1831, d. June 14, 1890. Anna L. b. May 24, 1834, d. Mar. 17, 1883.

Oliver R.^7 m. Mary A. Wilson; m. 2d, Mary A. Buttrick. He d. Sept. 11, 1842; she d. Dec. 26, 1825.

ASHBY, William M. from England, settled in Bedford, 1847; manufactured sashes and blinds on Vine Brook; went to California in 1848; later purchased the Fitch Mill, and there conducted business till his death in Nov. 1872. He m. May 4, 1845, Eunice M. Butterfield. Ch. Emma F. b. Oct 16, 1847, m. Joseph A. Goodwin.


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