Lewis Abbott (1795-1851) was born 14 Dec. 1795 in Wayland, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Amos Abbott and Lydia Moore. He married Ann Marsh on 12 Oct. 1829. He was baptized May 1831. He was a victim of mob violence in Jackson Co., Missouri, to Adams Co., Illinois, as recorded by Wilford Woodruff, and he served as a High Priest under the direction Wilford Woodruff and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He died 26 Aug. 1851 in Davis Co. Utah Territory, and Wilford Woodruff spoke at his funeral.
Lewis Abbott (KWV7-55Y), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org, accessed 3 Feb. 2022). Lewis Abbott, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/lewis-abbott, accessed 3 Feb. 2022). Lewis Abbott, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lewis-abbott, accessed 5 Jan. 2022).
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