A Family History
John Henry Abbott (1893-1967)
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Born: 30 Sep 1893 Camden, Benton County Tennessee. 1
Married: America Elizabeth Norwood (1896-1981) the daughter of William Wesley Norwood (1869-1921) and Jennette Florence Boyd (1875-1938) on 1 Mar 1913 in Benton County Tennessee. They were divorced 1 Mar 1929. 5
Died: 12 Feb 1967 Huntingdon Tennessee. 2 3 4
Buried: .

William T. Abbott
Jun 1835-24 Jun 1909
Robert Henry Abbott
19 Aug 1863-8 Mar 1937
Married: 1860
Martha Paralee Arnold
Dec 1841-Aft 1920
John Henry Abbott
30 Sep 1893-12 Feb 1967
Married: 14 Oct 1886
Pinkney Highly Melton
10 Jul 1841-16 Mar 1917
Nancy Caroline Melton
1869-3 Mar 1918
Married: 22 Jun 1861
Evaline Pinkston
1842-14 Nov 1911

Spouse and Children

      America Elizabeth Norwood


Brothers and Sisters

John was living with his grandparents; Pinkney & Evaline Melton in 1900. John and America were listed in the 1930 census living in Detroit Michigan even though they were divorced 1929. John's employment was listed as a spot welder in an auto plant.

West State Deaths

John H. Abbott HUNTINGDON, Tenn. Services for John H. Abbott, 73, were at 2 p. m. today at Dilday Fu- neral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Butler of Buena Vista officiating, asisted by the Rev. J. D. Abbott of Camden. Burial will be in Carroll Coun- ty Memorial Gardens. Mr. Abbott died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital in Huntingdon after a long illness. He was a retired lumber dealer.6

Sources:

  1. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
  2. Shelby County Tennessee Register of Deeds http://register.shelby.tn.us/index.php
  3. Social Security Death Index
  4. The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee) - Mon, Feb 13, 1967 - Page 12
  5. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  6. The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee) - Mon, Feb 13, 1967 - Page 12