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John Simmons Abbe

September 11, 1765
July 19, 1847
Home Town:
Enfield, CT
Later Residences:
East Windsor, CT
Sommers, CT
Hannah Billing Abbe (November 25, 1789)
Biographical Notes:
John Simmons Abbe was born in 1765 in Enfield, Connecticut to John Abbe and his wife Charity Simons Abbe. In 1805 John moved from Enfield to East Windsor where he worked as a successful hotel and tavern keeper. His tavern, Abbe's Tavern, was located on the banks of the Connecticut River near Warehouse Point. Besides being a successful businessman John was also a prominent Jeffersonian Democrat in his local community, and an anti-congregationalist who was one of the first men in the area to accept Methodism. In support of the Methodist church John even allowed Methodist meetings to be held at his tavern. In 1789 he married Hannah Billing, and the couple had ten children. After leading a full life, John passed away in Sommers, Connecticut on July 19, 1847.

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