Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Braden A. ABBOTT, M.D.


            Braden A. ABBOTT, M.D. and Catherine Wilkison were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, and to them three children were born: John A., April 20, 1860; James, April 28, 1862; Charles, September 26, 1865, died January 16, 1867, and Mrs. Abbott died October 25, 1865. In Boone county, West Virginia, in 1867, the Rev. James Miller joined in marriage, Braden A. Abbott and Rhuhame Estep, and to them nine children have been given: William A., born June 11, 1868; Julia N., January 30, 1870; Alwilda A., February 24; 1871; Mary E., March 17, 1873; Zeckeriah, August 22, 1874; Silas M., June 22, 1877; Malachi, March 20, 1879; Ruthie W., February 21, 1881; Bertha M., September 22, 1882. Mrs. Abbott was born in Boone county in 1847, and her parents, Quillin and Tomsie (Woodrum) Estep, came to Lincoln county in 1866. Dr. Abbott was born in Kanawha county, West Virginia, in 1835, and came to Lincoln county in 1877; his parents, John and Elizabeth (Scott) Abbott, reside in Kanawha county. B. A. Abbott enlisted in the civil war in 1861, and served in the 8th West Virginia Infantry near three years, then reenlisted in the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, participating in the battles in the Shenandoah valley, Bull Run and others. The subject of this sketch owns 1~10 acres of fine farming land on Stinson creek. The land is well cultivated, has upon it a good orchard of apple, pear, quince and peach trees, and is timbered heavily with poplar, oak and chestnut. Iron ore and coal of an excellent quality are to be found upon this farm. Dr. Abbott is a practicing physician in Jefferson district, and receives his mail at Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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