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07-Joseph Johnson Abbott
Birth: 17 Aug 1865, Trimble Co, KY
Death: 20 Feb 1917, Trimble Co, KY: Vol.13/6111- age 51
Burial: IOOF-Bedford Cemetery
Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Garriott

Marriage: 30 Mar 1891, IN
Spouse: Mary E CRAIG
Birth: 20 Nov 1865, Kentucky
Death: Apr 1943, near Madison, Jefferson Co, IN- age 77
Burial: IOOF-Bedford Cemetery

    CHILDREN: Joseph and Mary had ten children:
08----ELIZABETH "BETTIE" R ABBOTT [b. 13 Jan 1893, KY; d. May 1974- age 81, bur. IOOF-Carrollton Cemetery], SSN: 314-40-7857/IN, m. Neal John OBERTATE [b. 14 Jun 1896, Carroll Co, KY; d. 16 Apr 1932, Carroll Co, KY- age 35, bur. IOOF-Carrollton Cemetery], a Farmer, he the son of John Obertate and Louise Hunting;
08----DANIEL CHESTER ABBOTT [b. 30 Oct 1894, Trimble Co, KY; d. 17 Dec 1958- age 64, bur. Evergreen Cemetery], SSN: 400-07-1075/KY? was described as Farmer, married, medium height, stout, blue eyes, brown hair (WW1 Draft Registration) m. Druisie Florence SCOTT [b. 3 Jan 1898; d. Sep 1974- age 76], SSN: 308-40-9332/IN, had children:​

     09----JOSEPH "JAY" W ABBOTT [b. 27 May 1921, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 27 Jun 1995, IN- age 74, bur. Clear Creek Cemetery], VP of Rogers Building Supply, m. Gladine HIGHBANKS;

     09----WANDA ABBOTT [b. 8 Oct 1923, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 10 Oct 2002; d. 10 Oct 2002, Floyd Co, IN- age 79, bur. Most Precious Blood Cemetery], m. Thomas b McPHILLIPS [b. 28 Dec 1912; d. 1964- age 51, bur. Most Precious Blood Cemetery];

     09----CHARLES KENNETH ABBOTT [b. 17 Oct 1925, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 7 May 2001, Jeffersonville, Clark Co, IN- age 75, bur. Walnut Ridge Cemetery], US Navy, WW2, a Lab Technician, m. Miriam Burlingame SWARTZ [b. 27 Aug 1923, Clark Co, IN; d. 12 Oct 2015, Clark Co, IN- age 92, bur. Walnut Ridge Cemetery];​

     09----GARLAND P ABBOTT [b. 14 Mar 1928, KY; d. 22 Feb 2018- age 89, bur. Rose Hill Cemetery], m. Laverne M SMITH [b. 1 Sep 1929, New Albany, Floyd Co, IN; d. 1 Jul 2011,Clark Co, IN- age 81, bur. St Mary's Catholic Cemetery];
08----JOHN ROBERT ABBOTT [b. 26 Sep 1896, Trimble Co, KY; d. 21 Mar 1944, Jefferson Co, IN- age 48, a suicide by shotgun, bur. IOOF-Bedford Cemetery], a Farmer, unmarried;
08----ETHEL MARGARET ABBOTT [b. Mar 1899, KY] m. Louis Van FLEET [b. about 1907, IL];
08----SIDNEY ABBOTT [b. 6 Jan 1901, Trimble Co, KY; d. 16 Sep 1952, Jefferson Co, KY- age 51, bur. Bedford Cemetery];
08----JOSEPH V ABBOTT [b. about 1903, KY];
08----PEARL ABBOTT [b. about 1905, KY] m. ___ VETTER;
08----BERNICE EDNA ABBOTT [b. about 1906, KY; d. 1981], m. Homer Van FLEET [b. about 1903, IL], had 3 children: (census)
     09----MARY LOU VAN FLEET [b. about 1925, KY];
     09----DOROTHY VAN FLEET [b. about 1930, KY];
     09----HOMER W VAN FLEET [b. about 1940, KY];
08----PAUL ABBOTT [b. about 1908]; and
08----DOROTHY ABBOTT [b. about 1911, KY] m. __ NICHOLS.

     1900 Trimble Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Joseph J Abbott 34, Farmer; Mary E Abbott 33; Bettie R Abbott 7; Daniel C Abbott 5; John R Abbott 3; and Margaret F Abbott 1.
     On same census page is Joseph A Garriott 55; and Elizabeth J Garriott 59. With them is Allie T Swisher 18, Daughter; Arthur H Swisher 19 (Son-in-Law); and Raymond C Swisher 7/12 (Grandson).

     1910 Trimble Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Joseph J Abbott 44, Farmer-General Farm; Mary Abbott 44 (10 children-9 living); Bettie Abbott 17; Chester Abbott 15, Labor-Farm Work; John Abbott 13, Labor-Home Farm; Ethel Abbott 11; Sidney Abbott 9; Joseph Abbott 7; Pearl Abbott 5; Bernice Abbott 3; and Dorothy Abbott 0.

​     Next door are William B and Carrie Wise and their 8 children.​
     1920 Carroll Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) John Abbotts 22, Farmer-General Farm; Mary Abbotts 54 (Mother); Elizabeth Abbotts 26 (Sister); Ethel Abbotts 20 (Sister); Sydney Abbotts 19 (Brother), Farm Laborer-Home Farm; Joe V Abbotts 17 (Brother), Farm Laborer-Home Farm; Pearl Abbotts 14 (Sister); Bernice Abbotts 13; and Dortha Abbotts 10 (Sister).
     Chester Abbott 25; Druisie Abbott 22; and Wallace Abbott 7/12 were listed on previous census page.
     1930 Jefferson Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Daniel Abbott 35, Laborer-Railroad w/ $3,000 RE; Druisie Abbott 32; Joseph Abbott 8; Wanda Abbott 6; Kenneth Abbott 4; and Garland Abbott 2.
     1930 Jefferson Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Mary Abbott 64 w/ $3,000 RE; John Abbott 33, Loader-Store; Sidney Abbott 29, Conductor-Railway; Joseph Abbott 26, Chauffer-Store.
     1940 Jefferson Co, IN census: has (all b. KY) Elizabeth Obertate 47; John Abbot 42, Brother, Farmer-Farm; Joseph Abbot 37, Brother, Farmer-Farm; and Mary Abbot 74 (Mother, Widow).
     1940 Harrison Co, IN census: has (all b. KY) Daniel C Abbott 46, Motorman-Railway Co, w/ $300 RE; Druisie Abbott 42; JW Abbott 18, Farmer-Farm; Wanda Abbott 16; Kenneth Abbott 14; Garland Abbott 12.
     1940 Greenville, Floyd Co, IN census: has Louis Van Fleet 33, b. IL, Machinist-Farm Implement Factory; Ethel Van Fleet 40, b. KY; Homer Van Fleet 37, b. IL, Machine Operator-Farm Implement Factory (Brother); Bernice Van Fleet 34, b. KY, (Sister-in-Law); Mary Lou Van Fleet 15, b. KY, (Niece); Dorothy Van Fleet 10, b. KY (Niece); and Homer W Van Fleet 9/12, b. KY (Nephew).

     1932 OBITUARY: Obertate, John Neal, 35, Hunter's Bottom, died 16 April 1932, born 14 Jun 1896, bur. IOOF Carrollton, s/o John Obertate, married Elizabeth Abbott Obertate, survived by wife, father, and 3 brothers, August, Andy and William Obertate, 2 sisters, Mrs Herman Raker and Mrs Herbert Hancock.

[JL Cobb]

     1943 OBITUARY: Abbott, Mary, 77 near Madison, IN. Interred 21 Apr 1943 IOOF-Bedford, b. Trimble Co. widow of late Joseph Abbott. Survived by 9 children: Mrs Dorothy Nichols, Mrs Elizabeth Obertate, Mrs Pearl Vetter, Mrs Ethel Van Fleet, Mrs Bernice Van Fleet, John, Sydney, and Joseph Abbott.

[Trimble Democrat] [obituary has only eight children listed)

​     2011 OBITUARY: July 4, 2011, LaVerne Marie Geswein Abbott 81; of Lanesville. A Funeral Mass for LaVerne Marie Geswein Abbott, 81, of Lanesville, will be at 10 am Wednesday, July 6, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville.
     Survivors include her husband, Garland P Abbott, of Elizabeth; three sons, Jerry W Geswein and his wife, Sherri, James F Geswein and his wife, Patricia, and Michael R Geswein and his wife, Sharon Kay, all of Lanesville; two brothers, Charles Smith and his wife, Mary George, of Florida, and James Smith and his wife, Joan, of Jeffersonville; a sister, Thelma Terry, of Cameron, Texas; four children and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard F Geswein.
     Visitation at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon will be from 2 to 8 pm today, with a Rosary Service at 7 pm. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


     2015 OBITUARY: Funeral services for Miriam B Abbott, 92, Jeffersonville, will be at 11 am Friday, Oct. 16, at Scott Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville. She passed away Monday, Oct 12, 2015.
     Miriam retired after 30 years of teaching at Eastlawn Elementary and Parkview Middle Schools. She was also a lifelong member of Wall Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Diann Lucas and her husband, John; two grandchildren, Bill Lucas and his wife, Stephanie and Pam Connerly and her husband, Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Gwen and Hannah Connerly; and cousins, Hobby Gibbs, Don Rose and Kelly Colvin.
     She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Kenneth Abbott and parents, Ewell and Elizabeth Swartz.
Visitation will from 3 to 8 pm Thursday and after 10 am Friday, at the funeral home.

[News & Tribune, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 via findagrave.com]