Biography of Pearl C. Abbey
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ABBEY, PEARL C., Essex, was born in Essex, Vt., on February 6, 1842. He was a. son of Ira and Emily (Cilley) Abbey. His paternal grandfather was Solomon Abbey, a native of Connecticut, and a pioneer of Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., settling there in 1827. He afterwards removed to Hinesburg, Vt., where he remained until the time of his death. Solomon Abbey had a family of nine children: Orrin, Johan, Ira, Clark, Ethan, Eliza, Olive, Lydia, and Lora. Pearl C.'s maternal grandfather, William Cilley, was a pioneer settler in Jericho, Vt. He formerly resided in Poultney, Vt. Ira Abbey settled in Essex, Vt., in 1833, and on the farm which he now occupies, in 1840. The farm now consists of 350 acres. His one child, Pearl C., now resides with him. Pearl C. was married in 1862 to Martha E. Weed, a daughter of Joseph P. and Polly (Sinclair) Weed, of Essex, Vt. They have had two children born to them: Bert W., and Pearlie M. Pearl C. Abbey is a representative farmer of Essex, Vt., and has held many of the town offices; has been superintendent of the schools for several terms, justice of the peace, a member of the board of directors of Essex Classical Institute for fifteen years, and has been president of the same for two years.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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