Part of the Indiana Biographies Project
In 1805, John Cox, from Kentucky, purchased the land of which the site of the present town of Abington is a part. He died in March, 1811. His death is said to have been the first in the township. The land was inherited by his son John, whose sons were Joseph and John. Joseph and his father lais out the town, the plat of which was recorded December 5, 1817.
History of Wayne County, Indiana. by Andrew W. Young. pub 1872