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Abbotts of Wayne County, Kentucky

Updated March 6, 2001

David S. Abbott

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Researching the Abbott families of Wayne County, Kentucky. My great-great-grandparents (b. 1812-1813) are HIRAM PERRY ABBOTT and NANCY VAUGHN. They had a son JONATHAN ABBOTT who married REBECCA HOLDER. Jonathan and Rebecca had a son JAMES HIRAM ABBOTT (b. 1859) who was my grandfather. Other surnames found in my ancestry include HOLDER, DODSON, TROXELL (TRACHSEL) VAUGHN, and BURK. Would appreciate information that others have, and am willing to share information that I have.



Family Photos

  • Perry's Minnesota Home (168 KB)
    The home of Zephariah Perry in Union Grove Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. Photo probably taken about 1860. Individuals in photo likely are Zeph and Mary.
  • James Hiram Abbott (64 KB)
    My grandfather James Hiram Abbott. Born December 17, 1859 in Wayne County, Kentucky in a log home near a big cave on South Fork Creek. He married Melissa Perry. Photo taken about 1886.
  • James Hiram Abbott (40 KB)
    My grandfather, James Hiram Abbott, who married Melissa Perry. Photo taken in 1894 in Cheney, Washington when he was 34 years old.
  • Melissa Perry Abbott (50 KB)
    My grandmother Melissa Perry. Melissa was the daughter of Zephariah Perry and Mary Elizabeth McKnight. Melissa was born June 4, 1860. Photo taken about 1886.
  • Rebecca Emerine Holder (39 KB)
    My grandfather James Hiram Abbott with his mother Rebecca Emerine Holder. Rebecca was born September 2, 1841 and was the daughter of Elijah Holder and Nancy Dodson. Photo taken in 1922 at Snake River ranch near Lewiston, Idaho.
  • Zephariah Perry (50 KB)
    "Zeph" was my great-grandfather, the father of Melissa Perry. He was born in 1816 in New York state. He married Mary Elizabeth McKnight about 1854.
  • Mary Elizabeth McKnight (139 KB)
    My great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth McKnight, was born about 1838 in New York state and married Zephariah Perry.
  • James Hiram Abbott & Melissa Perry Abbott (177 KB)
    Grandparents on my father's side, James Hiram Abbott and Melissa Perry Abbott. Photo taken at fruit ranch in Clarkston, Washington about 1926.
  • James Vernon Abbott (105 KB)
    My father James Vernon Abbott. Born May 25, 1893 in Cheney, Washington and died January 5, 1956 in Clarkston, Washington. Photo taken about 1930.
  • Daughters of Zephariah Perry (49 KB)
    Daughters of "Zeph" were (back row) Hattie (married Carl Signor), Sadie (married a Gilpatrick) and Alta (married Clarence Watt). In front, Mellisa or "Lissie" (married James Hiram Abbott).
  • Sons of Zephariah Perry (170 KB)
    Two of Zeph's sons, Sherman Perry (born 1870) and Fremont "Monte" Perry (born 1862).
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