Abbey Family Genealogy Forum
The Nathaniel Abby family of Port Hope had some wonderful given names (what I call "marker" names), but William was not one of them - if your line runs to Lurendas & Orrins for instance you might trace back to him, but I don't think so. Two other Abby/Abbey families showed up in Upper Canada in the 1820 to 1830 era. One was probably very distantly related to Nathaniel as they were from the USA and settled briefly in what is now south western Ontario (about 150 miles or more from where Nathaniel settled) and later returned, lock stock & barrel, to the USA - Michigan I think. The other Abby/Abbey family were from the United Kingdom and came here to work on the Welland Canal in the late 1820s to 1830 era. Some of their descendants moved to the USA. I have a sneaking suspicion your Abby/Abbey family is likely from the latter group.
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