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Richard Abbe Jr. (1769 - 1823)

Richard Abbe Jr. aka Abbey
Born in Windham, Windham, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1798 in Casenovia, New Yorkmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Apr 2016
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Richard Abbe, Jr, was born in Windham, Connecticut to Richard and Mary Huntington Abbe. According to the Abbe-Abbey Genealogy, his date of birth was 15 Aug 1769.

By 1790, he had accompanied his older brother, Mason, on a journey to Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Perhaps Mason chose to go to New Hampshire because he met the Ellis family while serving in the Continental Army. At Valley Forge, the Connecticut and New Hampshire armies were camped adjacent to each other. In any case, Richard accompanied the Ellis family to New York State. By 1798, he was living in Casenovia, Madison, New York. I have found no marriage record, but he must have married Dolly Ellis around that time.

By 1810, he had moved to Murry, Genesee, New York.

In 1813, Pittsburgh, he enlisted for 5 years; Capt. King's company. Land was granted in Illinois for service in 1st Batallion, 22nd Regiment of Infantry. His son, Charles Huntington, enlisted as piper/drummer.

He became a Sgt in Morrow's Company of 22nd Regiment of Infantry, War of 1812 and was granted land for service: 160 acres in Adams County, IL - Adams County is in the far western border of Illinois. Section 15, Twnshp 2N, Range 7W. I find no evidence Richard ever made it to his land. Perhaps he sold his grant to someone else and used the money to buy land in Alexander County, Illinois, where he is living by 1820. Alexander County is the southernmost county of Illinois, where the Ohio and Mississippi rivers meet.


  • Abbe-Abbey genealogy, in memory of John Abbe and his descendants by Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916; Nichols, Mary Josephine Genung, b. 1876, joint comp. Published 1916
  • Year: 1790; Census Place: Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Series: M637; Roll: 5; Page: 117; Image: 66; Family History Library Film: 0568145. Males over 16: 3 (living with brother Mason). Females over 16: 1
  • New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
  • Year: 1800; Census Place: Cazenovia, Chenango, New York; Series: M32; Roll: 28; Page: 936; Image: 329; Family History Library Film: 193716. Males: under 10 - 1 (Charles Huntington); 26-44 - 1 (Richard). Females: under 10-1 (?); 26-44 - 1 (Dolly)
  • Year: 1810; Census Place: Murry, Genesee, New York; Roll: 27; Page: 134; Image: 00084; Family History Library Film: 0181381. Males: Under 10 - 3 (Richard, Elisha & ?); 10 thru 15 - 1 (Charles); 26 thru 44 - 1. Females - Under 10 - 2 (Lorena & Lucinda); 10 thru 15 - 2 (??); 26 thru 44 - 1. Number of Household Members Under 16: 8. Number of Household Members Over 25: 2. Number of Household Members: 10
  • U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Year: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Alexander, Illinois; Page: 5; NARA Roll: M33_11; Image: 18. Males: under 10 - 2 (Mason Ellis & Elisha); 10 thru 15 - 1 (Richard); 16 thru 25 - 1 (Charles); 45 and over - 1. Females: 16 thru 25 - 1; 45 and over - 1. Number of Household Members Under 16: 3. Number of Household Members Over 25: 2. Number of Household Member: 7

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