The Abbey Family

The Abbey Family
of Cherry Creek

Submitted by Peggy Karuza, 2006.

Henry Abbey was born  02 Sep 1787 in Enfield, Hartford County, Ct.  He died in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, NY, 25 Aug, 1875.  His parents were Thomas Abbe and Ruth Bush of Connecticut.  Henry's siblings were Hadassah Ruth, Harriet, Horrice, Horatius.

Henry married Eva Ingersoll of Great Barrington, MA 08 May 1814 in Guilford, NY.  Eva was born 08 Aug 1789 and died 23 Jan 1857 in Cherry Creek, NY. Henry and Eva's children  are Louhamah, Harriet Lucretia, Sarah Charlotte, Oliver Henry, Ruth Ann.
Henry purchased property in Ellington in 1822.
Oliver Henry Abbey, his son, born 17 Aug 1820, Enfield, Hartford, CT.  He married Lydia Ann Phillips, daughter of Adams and Sarah (Hinds) Phillips   She was born 30 Nov 1831 in Ellington, NY.  They were married 16 Jul 1853.  Oliver Abbey died 19 Jan 1890 in Cherry Creek.  Lydia Ann died 02 Jun 1900 in Cherry Creek.
Their children are Maude Estella, Frank Henry, Sally Alberta, Lura Fracina, Carrie Louise, Eva Blanche.
  1. Has Children Maude Estella Abbey b: 17 APR 1854
  2. Has Children Frank Henry Abbey b: 26 OCT 1855
  3. Has No Children Sally Alberta Abbey b: 19 APR 1857
  4. Has No Children Lura Francina Abbey b: 27 SEP 1859
  5. Has Children Carrie Louise Abbey b: 14 AUG 1862
  6. Has Children Eva Blanche Abbey b: 18 JAN 1870

Here is the photo on the porch of their house in Ellington, dated 1886.  In front seated are Oliver Henry Abbey and Lydia Ann Phillips Abbey.  In the back is Frank, Maude, Lura, Alberta, Carrie, Eva Abbey. [Photo1]

A view showing the entire house.  [Photo2]

Four Abbey Sisters:  Carrie Louise, Sally Alberta, Eva Blanche, Maude Estella.  Dated September 1902. [Photo3]

Eva Blanche Abbey ca 1895-1898 [Photo4]
Pen presented as a gift upon graduation from Fredonia Normal School (1890)  [Photo5]

Teaching Certiicates & Photo:
Teacher Certificate - Estella Abbey - 1872
Teacher Certificate - Lura F. Abbey - 1877

Frewsburg School - 1893
Eva Blanche Abbey - Teacher

Family Bible

Cross Stitch


Sarah (Sally) Hinds Phillip's (mother of Lydia Ann Phillips Abbey) parents were Jesse Hinds and Sarah Stanford.  Sarah was born in Chesterfield, Chesire, NH , 20 May 1809.  She died 29 Oct 1890 in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, NY.  She married Adams Phillips 23 Mar 1831.  Adams was born 23 Mar 1810.  He died 29 Nov 1885 in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, NY.
Sarah and Adams children are:
     Lydia Ann Phillips         b. 30 Nov 1831   d. 02 Jun 1900. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Cherry Creek.  Wife of
                                         Oliver Henry Abbey
     Lura A Phillips              b. 25 Nov 1832
     Adams II Phillips           b. 22 Sep 1834  d. 08 Dec 1834
     Myron A Phillips            b. 29 Sep 1835
     Winfield C. Phillips         b. 05 Apr 1837   d. 14 Jun 1924.  Buried in Myrtle Cemetery.
     Ransom Phillips             b. 28 Dec 1838
     Louisa Sophia Phillips     b. 27 Aug 1840  d.09 Feb 1909.  Buried in Highland Cemetery, Cherry Creek. Wife of
                                         Frank M. Waite
     Leroy Phillips                b. 20 Dec 1841  d. 14 Mar 1843
     Leroy Phillips                b. 02 Aug 1843  d.  05 Nov 1854
     William Phillips              b. 29 Aug 1845  d.                     Husband of Linda Kellogg.
     Martha Jane Phillips      b. 14 Nov 1848   d.  17 Nov 1923.  Buried in Evergreen Cemetery.  Wife of James
                                          Marvin Harmon