Please allow me to introduce myself: to the best of my knowledge, I am John Clark Abdon (b. Boise, Idaho August 1, 1948 married Barbara Jean Plath), Son of William Clyde Abdon (b. Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana February 24, 1919 married Mary Ann Samms), son of Clyde Raymond Abdon (b. Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana 1888 married Agnes Stark Randall), son of William Thomas Abdon (b. ? Indiana July, 1858 married Edith Shuter), son of Charles Abdon (b. June 1830 married Rebecca Hill?), son of William Abdon (b.? married Elizabeth Daniels b. January 15, 1808 in Frederic County, Virginia d. May 21, 1858 in Indiana). I believe this to be an accurate telling of the descendancy.
Following both the patriarchal and matriarchal lines for the Indiana/Kentucky area, I am directly descended from (not in order) the following: Abdon, Randall, Shuter, Stark, Hill, Canfield, Currance (alt. Kerns), and Daniels. The Randall and Currance/Kerns are from the Ohio area)
When my grandfather Clyde Raymond Abdon died (March 30, 1960) my father William Clyde Abdon inherited one of six original copies of the Canfield Family Tree parchment (now in my custody).