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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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James Andrew Abbott.

James Andrew Abbott, a representative and substantial agriculturist of Union township, owns and operates a highly improved farm embracing two hundred and twenty acres.  His birth occurred in Union county, Iowa, on the 29th of January, 1864, his parents being Reuben and Elizabeth (Curson) Abbott.  The father, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Iowa about 1856 and six years later was married in Union county.  Both are deceased.

James A. Abbott spent the period of his minority on the home farm and subsequently worked as a farm hand for others for three years.  On the expiration of that period he was married and started out as an agriculturist on his own account, having since devoted his time and energies to the work of the fields with excellent success.  He is now the owner of two hundred and twenty acres of rich and productive land in Union township, Adair county, and has improved the property until it is one of the most valuable in the county.  The well tilled fields annually yield golden harvests as a reward for the care and labor which he bestows upon them and he has won recognition among the prosperous and enterprising farmers of his community.

In 1888 Mr. Abbott was united in marriage to Miss Anna Jensen, by whom he has four children, as follows:  Anna Fay, at home;  Julius Clark, who follows farming in Orient township;  and James Raymond and Mary Elizabeth.

Mr. Abbott is a democrat in his political views but always exercises is right of franchise with more regard for the capability of a candidate than for his party affiliation.  Both he and his wife enjoy the esteem of many friends who have been attracted to them by their sterling worth and many excellencies of character.



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