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Robert T. F. Abbett


Robert T.F. Abbett, clerk of courts, Vevay was born in Warsaw, Ky., in 1843. He received a common school education and subsequently graduated at the Cincinnati Commercial College in 1863. In 1866 he located in Partiot where he was employed as book keeper for the firm of W.T. Pate & Co., distillers. In 1879 he removed to Vevay to assume the duties of the clerk's office to which he was elected in the fall of 1878. In October, 1882, he was re-elected to the same office in which he has faithfully served. Mr. Abbett was married first to Miss Helen E. Olmsted, a native of New York, who died in 1880, leaving one child, Mary. His present wife was Miss Agnes Pattie, of Madison, Ind., by whom he has two children: Elisabeth G. and Agnes , Mrs. A. is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Henry J. and Mary J.F. (Gill) Abbett, parents of our subject, were natives of Philadelphia, Penn., and Virginia respectively. They moved to Kentucky where Mr. Abbett was engaged as an attorney at law and in the banking business.