Charlotte Elizabeth Abbott born in Saint Louis, Missouri, the youngest of seven children born between 1838-1853. Her father Caleb J Abbott runs a female seminary in Saint Louis, where he has lived since at least the 1850 Federal Census. He owns real estate worth $10,000.
As a girl, Charlotte Elizabeth Abbott lives with her family in Saint Louis, MIssouri. According to the 1860 Federal Census, the Reverend Caleb J Abbott is the principal of the Mississippi Valley Seminary, with real estate worth $31,000 and a personal estate of $1500. In a letter written 30 years later, Charlotte's mother Lucy Hale Keys describes losing jewelry during the family's escape from Missouri at the outbreak of the Civil War.
Federal military forces clash with civilians on the streets of Saint Louis in an incident called the Camp Jackson Affair, 10-May.
Caleb J Abbott lives at 97 Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland City Directory lists Abbott and his family at 283 Prospect in years 1868 and 1869. He is the principal at Forest City Classical Seminary.
The Abbotts have moved to Jacksonville in time for the 1870 Federal Census. Caleb J Abbott is a music teacher, with personal property worth $600. The family includes his wife and two teen-aged daughters, Mary and Charlotte.
The Jacksonville City Directory lists Caleb J Abbott at the corner of Ocean and Adams Streets. He is a teacher at the Collegiate Seminary.
In the Jacksonville City Directory, Caleb J Abbott and three of his children (including Charlotte) are teaching a the Ladies Colegiate Seminary on the corner of Duval and Laura Streets. In the same directory, Richard Henry Jones is listed at the firm of Cooper & Jones, a painting contractor.
Richard Henry Jones marries Charlotte Elizabeth Abbott in Jacksonville, Florida on 25-Mar.
Harry Alfred Jones is born 05-Feb. His brother, Howard Enoch Jones is born 19-Apr-1874.
22-year old Charlotte Elizabeth Jones dies in Jacksonville 16-Jul. Her father, Caleb J Abbott passes away in Ohio the same year.
Richard Henry Jones is a painter at Jones & Verrill in Jacksonville. He lives at the American House.
Harry Alfred Jones marries Ellen Lyons Pacetty in Saint Augustine 11-Sep. They have four daughters, all born after Richard Henry's passing. The eldest is named Charlotte Elizabeth Jones after Harry's mother.
Richard Henry Jones dies in Saint Augustine 10-Mar. A condolence from Lucy Hale Keys asks if he died at home or in his boarding house.
Lucy Hale Keys dies in Cleveland, Ohio.
1. Harry Alfred, 1873
2 Howard Enoch, 1875