I am a descendant of John Abrams and Eunice Shepard of Newburgh and Clarendon, NY, and later of Paw Paw, Michigan.John was born in 1797 in Newburgh, NY, the son of James Abrams and ?. Eunice was born in 1802 in Marcellus, NY, the daughter of John Shepard and Nancy Leonard. Albert was the second of their 12 children.He was born in 1824, and moved to Michigan with his parents about 1851.Albert married Ruth Storms in Clarendon, NY, in 1847.Albert died in 1865, and is buried in the Wildey cemetery west of Paw Paw, MI.The first of Albert and Ruth's 4 children was Isabell Abrams.She was born in 1850 in Clarendon and married Francis Branch in Michigan in 1868. Isabell died in 1927, and is buried in the "new" cemetery west of Lawrence.The last of Isabell and Francis's 7 children was Winona Branch, born in 1890 in Lawrence.She married William Nelson in 1915, and died in 1968 in California.The second of Winona and William's 3 children (all still alive) was John Nelson, born in Chicago in 1917.He married Ruby Buchner in Elmhurst, Ill. in 1942. I am the first of John and Ruby's 2 sons. I live in Seattle, and have 3 sons and a daughter.I am a fifth generation descendant of John and Eunice Abrams.