Biography of Elisha P. Abbott
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Abbott, Elisha P., was born in the town of Brunswick, July 25, 1828. He is a son of Jonas and Harriet (St. John) Abbott, and Jonas was a son of Judd, who came from Long Island. Judd's children were Jonas, Uriah, Ira, Debora Ann, Jerusha, Sally, Judd, Mathias, Roxy and Harry. Judd followed pioneer and general farming., and was a hard working and industrious man. His son Jonas was a farmer by occupation and lived near where Elisha P. Abbott now lives. His children are Ruth C., Lydia M., Melissa C., Amelia and Elisha P. Elisha's life has been spent on the farm, and when about twenty five years old he married Juliette, daughter of John and Elizabeth (McChesney) Dater, and has two children: Julia Frances and Willard who married Lillie Bonesteel and resides on the home farm. Elisha P. is active in school, church, and all town and county affairs. He was highway commissioner for nine years. In politics he is a Republican and is an attendant of the Presbyterian church.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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