Dorothy, I have long thought that the Abrams/Abrahams came from the Newbury, NY area but have never found any proof. I have heard that there is a book possibly at the Newbury Library that mentions the Abrahams and their boat fire. My only reference to this story is in a letter written by Florence Mead Dressler where she talks about her grandfather telling her the story of the Abrahams sons and the story of the family coming from Holland with a grant from the King for land along the Hudson River. I have two old pictures, one of Franklin Abrams and the other of Minnie Abrams. Minnie was a missionary in India and was supposed to have all the family information from Europe. The letter speculates that Minnie's sister Eva may have inherited the information and passed it on to one of her children.