I am a descendant of Walter Abbott. Walter's son, William, was born in Free, Ireland in 1740 and died in 1819 in West Union, Oconee County, South Carolina.
Walter Abbott (Abbett) arrived in South Carolina on a ship under Captain William Fuller around 1678 and his wife arrived abt. 1680 aboard a ship under Captain John Clifford.
If anyone from this Ireland area is an Abbott or knows of this family, I would love to hear from you even if you are not related. I would love to hear the history of the "Abbott" name from Ireland.
I don't have confirmations on all of this information at this time.