Abbott, William Wallace, was born in the town of Nelson, December 30, 1844, a son of William B. and Esther (Walsworth)
Abbott. who had three children: William Wallace, Elizabeth L. (born December 26, 1846), Emma E. (born July 18.
1S48), all natives of the town of Nelson. William followed farming and was a son of Caleb and Lucinda Odell Abbott.
who had six children named William B., Charity Ann. Chancey H.. Lucinda, Caleb. Jr., and Marsha Elvira. Lucinda's
first husband was Bolivar Schermerhorn and they had one son. Simeon Schermerhorn. William B. came from Sullivan
county and settled in Madison county about 1818, where he carried on general farming. William Wallace Abbott was
educated in the common schools of the town of Nelson and was associated with his father in business until his father's
death on November 14, 1882. After his death he to take full charge of the business. February 21, 1866, he married
Martha, daughter of James Ham, and they have one son. Chauncey. Mr. Abbott has been active in town affairs, has
been inspector. and excise commissioner nine years, and has zealously supported the schools.
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890
Madison County, NY
Names A and B
Names C to E
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