Does anyone have any information about Jewish Abramses. My 3rd great-grandfather, Elisha Abrams, gave his place of birth as NC on the 1850 NC census and I now have information that his family was Jewish and he was disowned for marrying out of the faith in 1848. Looks like the family would have migrated to the states during the federal migration of Jews which occured from 1654 to 1838. Elisha was born in 1823 and served the USA in the Mexican War 1846-48. His family may have originally settled in Virginia.