Daniel M. Abraham




DANIEL M. ABRAHAM
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DANIEL M. ABRAHAM, who passed from this life on December 19, 1896, on his farm in Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, was one of the respected, esteemed and altogether worthy men of his community. He was a native of Island Creek Township and was born in the house in which his widow still resides, May 16, 1829, and was a son of Daniel and Mary (Walker) Abraham, the former of whom was born in Jefferson County and the latter in West Virginia.

Daniel M. Abraham grew to manhood on the home farm and had such educational advantages as the neighborhood afforded. In those days the tilling of land and the growing of fine stock were followed as a business, descending from father to son, and youths were trained in farm duties from boyhood. Mr. Abraham was a life-long resident of Island Creek Township and was one of the most successful farmers and stock raisers in his section. He had a farm of 160 acres, on which his widow still resides, living in great comfort. Mr. Abraham was a man of high moral character, a leading member of Centre Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he was a class leader. In his relations with his family, his neighbors and all who did business with him, Mr. Abraham was honest, sincere and kind and he will long be remembered.

On March 2, 1854, Mr. Abraham was married to Miss Susan McClure, who was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1832, a daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Abraham) McClure, the former of whom was born in Allegheny County and the latter in Jefferson County. Mrs. Abraham was reared in Allegheny County and was married there, after which she accompanied her husband to Island Creek Township and has lived on her present farm ever since. To Mr. and Mrs. Abraham five children were born, namely: Mary J., who is the wife of Samuel Speaker, of Island Creek Township; Margaret A., who is the wife of George McCauslin, of Island Creek Township; Alvernia, who is the wife of WIlliam Groves, of Mexico, Mo.; William E., who resides in Island Creek Township; and John W., who is deceased. Mrs. Abraham is a member of Centre Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church.


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