Abbott family papers, 1780-1877.


Abbott family. Abbott family papers, 1780-1877.

Abbott family papers, 1780-1877.

Correspondence, deeds, tax statements, other legal papers regarding settlement of the estates of James Abbott Sr. and Samuel Abbott of Michilimackinac. Correspondents include James Abbott II, executor of both estates, his brothers Robert and Samuel, John Law of Vincennes, Ind., Judge William Woodbridge, Mrs. Marie Abbott, widow of Samuel, and other family members. Deeds and other legal papers pertain to real estate in Detroit, Wayne County, other counties in Michigan and the donation lands at Vincennes, Ind. Two of the deeds are Indian grants signed with totems. A few letters relate to the family's shipping interests.

1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes, 6 large manuscripts)

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Abbott family. (person)

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 ...

Abbot, James, 1776-1858 (person)

Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861 (person)

Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...

Abbott, Robert, 1770-1852. (person)

Abbott, Samuel, 1778-1851. (person)

Abbott, James, 1744-1800. (person)