History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889 Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
Pgs. A416, JAMES ABER (deceased), was born in 1817, in Jefferson Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., a son of JACOB and JANE (ELLIOTT) ABER.His parents settled here about the beginning of the 19th century, living for some time in a log hut.Our subject was educated at the schools of Jefferson Twp., and in 1839 married KEZIA, daughter of JOHN and BETSY (BEAM) McMULLEN, who was born June 29, 1818, in Snowden Twp., of which her mother was a native.Seven sons and one daughter were born to MR. and MRS. ABER, viz.: WILLIAM, now residing in Homestead, in this county; HYTHAMEN, in Cambria Co.; ELLIOTT, in Jefferson Twp.; JOHN (deceased); SAMUEL, in Washington Co.; JACOB, at home, and ELIZABETH, wife of WILLIAM BROGAN, residing a short distance from the old homestead, in Snowden Twp.; they have two children, CHARLES and NANNY.The seventh boy died in infancy.MR. ABER settled on his farm in Snowden Twp. about 1868, and built up a comfortable home.His death occurred Dec. 29, 1887.JACOB ABER, the youngest living son, was born in Jefferson Twp. in 1850.He had charge of his father’s farm for some years before his death.