27 Feb 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885, Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Horace L. Abbott, proprietor of a livery, sale and feed stable at Fulton, established his business there in March, 1874. He is a native of New York, was born in Chautauqua County, Feb. 12, 1840, and is the son of Clark and Betsy (Crouch) Abbott. His parents were natives of Vermont.
Horace came to Illinois with his parents in 1842 and lived in DeKalb County till 1853, when the family removed to the township of Ustick, this county. He was brought up on a farm in Utstick, and continued his residence there till the second year of the war. He enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, in Co. F., 93d Ill. Vo. Inf., and served till the close of that great conflict, being mustered out July 2, 1865. His regiment was in the 15th Army Corps or the Army of the Tennessee, and he participate in the battles of Jackson, Miss., Champion Hill, siege of Vicksburg, Miss., battles of Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Altoona Pass and Savannah, Ga., besides various minor engagements.
On his return from the war he located at Fulton and engaged in temain and threshing till 1871, when he engaged in farming. In 1874 he quit farming and entered the livery business.
Mr. Abbott was married in Ustick, this county, July 3, 1866, to Miss Martha Barber, daughter of Millard and Margaret (Glen) Barber, her father a native of Litchfield Co. Conn. She was born in Montour Co., Pa. They have three children, all boys: Charles, Lester and Willard.
Mr. Abbott has served six years as City Marshal of Fulton and four years as Constable. He is a member of the Order of Modern Woodmen, and in politics an earnest Democrat.