Amos Ward Abbey (1837-1920)

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Amos Ward Abbey
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Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 16 Aug 1837 Derby, Vermont
Died: 20 Jan 1920 Bay View, Michigan
Siblings: Amos Ward Abbey
Spouse: Silvia Jane Pelton
Children: Amos Eugene Abbey
Arda Abbey
Ada Ward Abbey


Petoskey Evening News, Wednesday, January 21, 1920:

Aged Civil War Veteran Answers Last Roll Call
Funeral Thursday Afternoon From Stone's Chapel and Burial In Greenwood

Amos W. Abbey, of Bay View Road, who came to Northern Michigan in 1876, died at his home Tuesday, January 20, from pneumonia from which he had been suffering for several days.

Mr. Abbey was born at Derby, Vermont, August 16th, 1837. During the Civil war he served his country, being a member of Company G, 7th Michigan regiment.

He married Sylva J. Pelton, at Byron Center, Kent county, December 18th,1866 and resided in that section for several years before coming to Northern Michigan. He located in Springvale township in the early days and resided there until about 1890 when he moved to Petoskey. Later he located at Bay View and went into the transfer business.

He leaves one son, Eugene Abbey. There were eight grandchildren, and eight great grand children.

Funeral at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from Stone's Chapel.

Services in charge of Rev. G. A. Weaver.

Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.


  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
Groom's Name: A. W. Abbey
Groom's Birth Date: 1838
Groom's Age: 28
Bride's Name: Sylvia J. Pelton
Bride's Birth Date: 1849
Bride's Age: 17
Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1866
Marriage Place: Byron, Kent, Michigan
Bride's Race: White
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51851-2
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 926723
Reference Number: p1
  • 1900 Federal Census, Bear Creek Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Abbey, A. W., head, male, white, b. Aug 1837, married 33 yrs., Vermont, VT, VT
, Silvery J., wife, female, white, b. Jan 1850, md. 33 yrs., 7 kids, 1 alive, MI, NY, NY
, Eugene, son, male, white, b. Sep 1873, married 3 yrs., MI, VT, MI
, Ada W., daughter, female, white, b. Feb 1886, single, MI, PA, MI
, Harriet J., daughter in law, female, white, b. Dec 1871, married 3 yrs. 1 child 0 alive, MI, MI, MI
, Elmer W., grandson, male, white, b. Jan 1899, single, MI, MI, MI
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Abbey, Amos
Date of Death: 1/20/1920
Liber: 3
Folio: 13
Place of Death: Bear Creek Township
Abbey, Amos Ward
Age: 82
Born: 8/16/1837
Died: 1/20/1920
Burial: 1/22/1920
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file
Section: D
Block: 18
Lot: 12
Military: Civil War