You guys are way ahead of me but here is what I have gleaned in the last couple of years. I am descended from John Abrams and Eunice Shepard through their daughter Eunice who married Samuel Gilman Lane
John ABRAMS [11/7//1797 Newburgh, NY - 11/14/1881 Paw Paw] m Eunice SHEPARD [12//24/1802 NY - 12/23/1884 Kalamazoo]. Family moved fr Orleans Co, NY to farm on section 8, near Paw Paw in early 1852. Children: [does not appear in Michigan census until 1880] 1] Leonard lived in Berrien Co. 2] Mary [Mrs --BABCOCK of Kalamazoo Co] 3] Albert m Ruth STORMES; 4 ch in Van Buren Co, Ruth m2 Eaton BRANCH] 4] John Jr m Emily LUCE; 6 ch inn Van Buren Co. [appears in 1860, 1880 census in Van Buren Cty] 5] Daniel W m Sarah CLARK; 3 ch in Van Buren Co. 6] Eunice m Gilman S LANE; 4 ch in Van Buren Co. [OUR ANCESTOR] 7] Anna, a school teacher, probably in the school house deeded to the district from Abrams land. 8] Philinda m Charles W SHERMAN; lived in Litchfield, MN. 9] James Edward m Helen BEDDO; 8 ch in Van Buren Co. 10] Nancy m Horace BEDDO; lived in Louisville, KY. 11] Cornelia M probably d young.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mivanbur/Vanburq1998.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~mivanbur/Vanburq1998.htm ============================== served in NY state milita when British crossed Lake Champlain. Spent most of life in NY and all eleven children were born there. Only five now living when book was written.[in 1912] -- Eunice, Ann, Lindy, James E, and Nancy all except James now living in states in the west. [this would have to have been war of 1812 but since it is oral family history it may have become confused with an earlier generation