|Name||Joseph C. Abbott|
|Address|| New Hanover County|
Wilmington, North Carolina , United States
|| July 15, 1825
|Died||October 08, 1881
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|Info||ABBOTT, Joseph Carter, a Senator from North Carolina |
Born in Concord, N.H., 7/15/1825; parents were Aaron & Nancy (Badget) Abbott.
Education: graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1846; studied law with firm L.D. Stevens, David Cross, and Asa Fowler. Admitted to the bar in 1852
Delegate to the 1852 Whig State Convention in NH and served as chairman of the Resolutions Committee
Joined the Native American Party. Owner and editor of the Daily American, in Manchester, N.H. 1852-1857; served on the NH Governor's Council. Editor of the Boston (MA) Atlas and Bee, 1859-61
Adjutant general of New Hampshire 1855-1861; editor of the Boston Atlas in 1859; member of the commission to adjust the boundary between New Hampshire and Canada
Served in the Union Army during the Civil War 1861-1865: Lt. Col., 7th Regiment, NH Volunteers 1861. Breveted as brigadier general; moved to Wilmington, N.C. and was for a time commandant of the city; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1868.
NC House (R-New Hanover) 1868
U.S. Senator (R-NC) 7/14/1868-1871.
Editor of the Wilmington Post 1871-1881
Candidate for US Vice President, Republican National Convention, 1872.
Collector of the port of Wilmington under President Ulysses Grant 1874-1876
Inspector of posts along the eastern line of the southern coast under President Hayes; established the town of Abbottsburg, in Bladen County, N.C.; engaged in the manufacture of lumber; employed as a special agent in the United States Treasury Department
Married (3) Ellen C. Trasker; no children. Presbyterian.
Died in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. on October 8, 1881; originally interred in the U.S. National Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.; reinterred in Valley Cemetery, Manchester, N.H., in 1887.
James T. Havel, vol. 1:3