Abbott, Charity Jane 1a 2a

Birth Name Abbott, Charity Jane
Gender female
Age at Death 69 years, 6 months, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth November 19, 1845 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
Death May 22, 1915 Massachusetts, United States Mass Death Index
Residence 1910 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts mother of 9 children, 6 living; married 43 years; said 7 children, 7 living in 1900


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Abbott, John Crawford
Mother Horton, Mary Ann
    Sister     Abbott, Ann
         Abbott, Charity Jane
    Brother     Abbott, John William
    Brother     Abbott, Lemuel Horton
    Sister     Abbott, Mary Elizabeth
    Brother     Abbott, Albro Allen
    Brother     Abbott, Leonard Thomas Mortimer


    Family of Scott, James Creighton and Abbott, Charity Jane
Married Husband Scott, James Creighton
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage December 27, 1865 New Brunswick, Canada  
  1. Scott, Emily Grace
  2. Scott, Minnie M. C.
  3. Scott, Alma J
  4. Scott, Clara H.
  5. Scott, William James
  6. Scott, Margaret Helen
  7. Scott, Frances Fannie Marie
  8. Scott, Annie Belle



Charity Jane was the daughter of John Crawford Abbott and Mary Ann Horton. I wonder if she was named for Charity Urquhardt Campbell from PEI and the Miramichi.

In 1865, she married James C. Scott, in Newcastle. m. Wednesday 27th Dec., by Rev. Wm Henderson, James C. SCOTT Rosebank / Miss Charity Jane ABBOT, Douglastown (North. Co.). Grace Scott was a witness.

James and Charity went to Maine, where some of their children were born. In the US 1870 census, they had one daughter, Emily Grace. They returned to New Brunswick by the time of the 1881 census, when they were in Upper Mills, Charlotte County, New Brunswick with Charity's father.

In the 1891 census, Minnie, Clara, Wallie, Helen, Fannie and Belle were living at home. James and Charity returned to the States.

In the 1910 US census, only Frances was living at home with her parents. In this censis, Charity said she had had 9 children, of whom 6 were living. She and James had been married for 43 years. James and Charity said they emigrated in 1872.

Name: Charity J Scott
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 22 May 1915
Event Place: Belmont,,Massachusetts
Age: 69
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1845
Birthplace: Charlottetown
Father's Name: John C Abbott
Mother's Name: Mary A Horton
Spouse's Name: James C Scott

An old resident of Cambridge and Somerville, Mrs. Charity J. Scott passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. S. Douthart, 177 Belmont street, Belmont, last Saturday, in her 69th year. Services were held Monday at 2 p. in., at which Rev. Richard Wright officiated. Burial was in Cambridge cemetery. Mrs. Scott leaves, besides her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Alfred Gunn, Mrs. Edward Burton, Mrs. J. W. Howard, of this city, Mrs. R. S. Douthart, of Belmont, and Mrs. John R. Langille, of River John, N. S., and one son, William J. Scott, a starter for the Boston Elevated Railway. Eighteen grandchildren also survive her.

Citing this Record: "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Charity J Scott, 22 May 1915; citing Belmont,,Massachusetts, 363, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2406041.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 23 Number 1653
Date December 30 1865
County Northumberland
Place Chatham
Newspaper The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma




  1. Abbott, John Crawford
    1. Horton, Mary Ann
      1. Abbott, Ann
      2. Abbott, Charity Jane
        1. Scott, James Creighton
          1. Scott, Emily Grace
          2. Scott, Minnie M. C.
          3. Scott, Alma J
          4. Scott, Clara H.
          5. Scott, William James
          6. Scott, Margaret Helen
          7. Scott, Frances Fannie Marie
          8. Scott, Annie Belle
      3. Abbott, John William
      4. Abbott, Lemuel Horton
      5. Abbott, Mary Elizabeth
      6. Abbott, Albro Allen
      7. Abbott, Leonard Thomas Mortimer

Source References

  1. Johnson, Daniel F.: Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      • Date: January 5, 1866
      • Page: Morning News [Saint John] 1866
  2. New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," Database with images, FamilySearch
      • Date: December 27, 1865