Thomas E. Abbott

Thomas E. Abbott, farmer, Posey Township, born in Kentucky in 1831, is a son of John and Elizabeth (Lacy) Abbott. His parents married in Kentucky, and his father died in Cincinnati when our subject was a child; Mr. A. grew to eighteen years of age in Kentucky and in 1850 came to this county where he married in 1858, Almira Humphrey, daughter of Arthur Humphrey, whose history appears elsewhere in this work. He has since been engaged in farming in this county; flat-boated two seasons but has given his chief attention to his farm. He has ten children: Arthur; Hulda, wife of Thomas C. Gillis; James W., store keeper at Patriot; Lizzie, wife of L.G. Wilson; Grant, Cornelius, Theodore, Ellen, Morton and Pearl. Mr. A. is a member of the F. & A.M. and one of the substantial farmers of the county; has 382 acres of land of excellent quality and does quite an extensive farming business.