James Abbott (1744-1800) was an early English merchant in Detroit. In 1780 he received large grants of land on the Detroit River and Lake St. Claire from the Chippewa and Pottawatomie Indians. He married Mary Barkle of Philadelphia and they had six children.
From the description of Abbott family papers, 1780-1877. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56889813
|creatorOf||Abbott family. Abbott family papers, 1780-1877.||Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library|
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|Potawatomi Indians--Land grants|
|Real property--Exchange of|
|Ojibwa Indians--Land grants|