John R Abbott was born January 12, 1870 in South Carolina, the son of John Percival Abbott and Sallie Elkin Abbott.
1880 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on June 2, 1880, John T. Abbot (32) lived in Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife; Sallie A. Abbot (40) and their children; William R. Abbot (12), Milton K. Abbot (11), John C. Abbot (7), Mary J. Abbot (5), Sallie A. B. Abbot (3), James Abbot (2) and Viny Abbot (1). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. John T. was a farmer, Sallie A. kept house, William R. and Milton K worked on the farm.
On January 6, 1922, John R. Abbott was listed as a living son in the obituary of John Percival Abbott.
1930 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 12, 1930, John R Abbott (57) rented a home in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina; also in the home was his wife Katherine M Abbott (39) it was reported that he was first married at age 49 and she was 30 years of age. Also in the home was their son, Harold V Abbott (5) and roomers; Mattie Addison (49), Heyward J Addison (21) and Nellie Addison (21). It was reported that all members of the household were born in South Carolina. Mattie Addison a widow, Heyward J Addison, a married male, and Nellie Addison a single female. John was listed as a driver of a trash wagon, Sadie kept house, and Harold was a student in first grade.
On January 11, 1931, Mr. John Abbott was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney.”
On March 28, 1932, J. R. Abbott was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Rasmus W. Abbott.
On September 17, 1936 John R. Abbott was listed as a living brother in the obituary of J. E. Abbott.
On April 10, 1937, John R. Abbott was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Mrs. Robert J. Branham.
1940 Census Information:
According to the United States Census recorded on April 6, 1940, John R Abbott (69), owned a home in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Also in the home was his wife, Catherine Abbott (49) and their son, Horvill Abbott (15). It was reported that all family members were born in South Carolina, and John R was a farm operator, Katherine kept house and Harold was in the fifth grade.
John R Abbott, 80, retired farmer of Blaney, died at 10:45 yesterday morning, January 1, 1950 at his home following several months of illness. Coronary Occlusion was listed as the cause of death, due to carcinomatosis and carcinoma of the large bowel.
Mr. Abbot had been a resident of Blaney for the past 16 years where he was a member of Blaney Methodist Church.
His survivors included his widow, Mrs. Katherine Marion Smith Abbott of Blaney; one son, Sgt. Harold V. Abbott of Parris Island; one brother, Dock Abbott of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Sharpe of Columbia, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11 o’clock, January 2, 1950 from Harmony Baptist church near Blaney. The Rev. Herbert Spell of Camden officiated, assisted by the Rev. Monroe Smith of Blaney. Interment followed in the church yard.
Active pallbearers were be M. C. Jeffords, B. R. Jeffords, B. L. Jeffords, Charlie Wooten, Glen Dowey and Jake Branham.
Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Ross, J. D. Bailey, J. D. Watson, Paul Ross, Henry Ross, E. T. Bowen, Carroll Bowen, Dewey Brazil, Ben Harrison, Daniel McLeod, John Paschal, Lenorard Paschal, Mexie Butler, Walter Butler, J. H. Faulk, Lexie Moak, Leslie Moak, Eddie Goff, Gary Goff, John Goff, Ira Goff, John Moak, Thruston Goff, Anderson Goff, Mike Hornsby, Talmadge Branham, Russell Madox and Edward Campbell.
Active pallbearers met at the residence at 10:30, January 2, 1950, and honorary pallbearers promptly at the church at 11.