Source: North Manchester Journal, September 28, 1893

Elder George Abbott and others left this week for Preble county, Ohio, to take part in a general reunion of the Tilman family, Mr. Abbott's mother having been a Tilman. The gathering will be held today and Tilmans, old and young from all parts of the country, representing some six generations, are expected to be present. This, we believe is the first meeting this family has ever held and they expect to make it a notable one in many respects. Elder Abbott is expected to deliver an address on that occasion.