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Annis and Absalom

By: Connie Weaver | July 9

I came across a photo recently of a gravestone for my great, great grandparents, located in a cemetery near Townsend, Tennessee. What is remarkable to me in remembering this gravestone is how long ago this couple was born. Absalom Abbott was born in 1804 and his wife, Annis Stillwell, was born in 1807. There is a reason for this wide span of years between my great, great grandparents and my own generation. They were in their 40’s when my great-grandfather, Pleasant, was born. My grandmother was born of a second marriage when Pleasant was middle-aged. My own father was among the youngest ...more