Your Joseph Abrams has to be the son of Alexander Abrams and Mary Beard as shown below.
Alexander was the second son of James Abrams b. 1745 probably in County Antrim, Ireland. This is from the book "The Abrams Family Genealogy--1745-1979" by George Carter Abrams.For more information see my webpage at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/5458http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/5458
2. ALEXANDER ABRAMSb 1775d Nov 1842
m MARY (BEARD?) ca 1807b 1783d 4/21/1848
2.1 Samuel S. Abrams, farmerb 1808d 11/21/1881
m 1st Jane ________b 1809d 7/22/1833
She is buried at Old Mt. Tabor Cem., Newberry Co., SC; her
marker reads: "Here lies the body of Jane Abrams, Consort of
Samuel Abrams, died July 22, 1833 age 24 years."
m 2nd Naomi Glasgow ca 1835b ca 1806d ca 1873
dau. of Wilson Glasgow (1772-9/11/1817) and Mary McCrackin
(1777-3/23/1838), her parents buried at Gilder's Creek Cem.,
Newberry Co., SC. Naomi buried most likely at Old Mt. Tabor
Cem. on the left of her daughter (Ref. No. 2.14), grave marked only
by field stones, no inscription.
m 3rd Laura L. Barksdaleb ca 1855d unk
No children by this union. Their marriage contract was renunciated
1/27/1875. She later married Youngs Jacks and had children.
Samuel was a charter member of Mt. Tabor Methodist Church
1843, this church was one mile northwest of the Old Mt. Tabor
Church. The later Mt. Tabor Methodist Church burned and its
members merged with the existing Methodist church of Whitmire
in the late 1930s. In late life he lived with his oldest daughter, Mrs.
Bill Kelly, Pendleton St., Greenville, SC (see Ref. Nos. 1.41 and
2.12). He is buried in the Springwood Cem., Greenville, SC; his
marker reads: "Sam'l S. Abrams, died Nov. 21, 1881, aged 73
2.2 James R. Abramsb ca 1809d 2/17/1843
m Sarah Densonb 11/25/1809d 11/17/1857
William Denson adm. the estate of James Abrams, file dated 6th
March 1843, pkg #188, box #74, estate #1882, Newberry
Courthouse. It is believed that Sarah had children by other unions,
namely Frances L. b 5/17/1845, Adlaide b 5/11/1850 and Betha b
1/9/1853.--info from copy of Bible record supplied by Janice
Whitten Campbell, see Ref. No. 2.343al.
2.3 Nancy Narcissa Abramsb 9/30/1811d
m John Calhoun Whittenb 6/17/1799d 9/7/1851
6/15/1837, son of John Whitten and Sarah ___________ (1781-1821).
Nancy bur. at Yorkmill Cem., Ethelsville, Pickens Co., AL. After
her husband died, Narcissa A. Whitten and her six children with
her cousin W.B.S. Beard traveled by wagon to Pickens County,
Alabama. She went there so that her brother, William Abrams
could help raise her children.--essential facts from letter of her
grand-daughter, Mrs. R. B. Burgin of 1920 Broad St., Tuscaloosa,
Ala. dated Sept. 15, 1938 addressed to Mr. Leland Summer,
Newberry, SC. This letter filed in Mr. Summer's notes at
Newberry-Saluda Regional Library, Newberry, SC.
2.4 John F. Abrams, C.S.A. Veteranb ca 1814d
m unknown. The Newberry County 1840 census list 3 boys less than
5 years of age. He is listed as buying some items at the sale of his
father's estate in 1843.
2.5 Joseph Abramsb ca 1816d
m Caroline Alewineb ca 1824d
Sister of Dorothy, his brother Benjamin's wife below. Also see Ref.
No. 2.62. The 1850 Union Co., SC census show them having two
boys and one girl; he was also at the sale of his father's estate. No
other info. on this family.
2.6Benjamin W. Abrams, C.S.A. Vetb 7/11/1817d 7/16/1897
m 1st Dorothy Alewineb 1819d ca 1856
She was the daughter of Thomas Alewine.
m 2nd Mary McKinneyb 1834d ca 1864
dau. of John P. McKinney b 1803 in Ireland and Rhoda Beam
m 3rd Mary Adeline Cromerb 1841d 11/8/1872
dau. of Isaac and Sarah Cromerb 1811.
m 4th Marcilla _________ , no ch. b ca 1837d
Benjamin is buried Sardis (Methodist) Cem., Laurens Co., SC.
Burial places of his wives unknown. See Ref. Nos. 2.5 and 2.62.
2.7 William C. Abramsb ca 1819d
m 1st Mary Elizabeth Chapmanb ca 1830d ca 1855
m 2nd Mary Burgessb ca 1822d
The 1880 Pickens Co., AL census indicates Mary may have had a
son by a prior marriage. Wm. C. and his 1st wife were born in
SC; 2nd wife born in Mississippi. Wm. C. and his 1st wife with four
children went to Pickens Co., AL ca 1847.
2.8 Flemin S. Abramsb 2/8/1820d 8/8/1841
m Mary A. McKeeb 1819d
dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth McKee (d 9/4/1850). Flemin and his
mother-in-law bur. at Old Mt. Tahor Cem.. Newberry Co., SC.
2.9 Pleasant Abramsb ca 1822d before wife
m Nancy Ann Isarelb ca 1826d ca 1894
dau. of________ Isarel and Nancy Hayes (b in NC, living with
Pleasant Abrams family in 1860). Pleasant was a blacksmith; they
were Methodist; he bought a number of items at the sale of his
father's estate in 1843; he and his wife and daughter went to Benton
Co. (Calhoun Co. 1858) Alabama ca 1846; in May 1863 he bought
7-forties (280 acres) for $400.00 in St. Clair County, Alabama;
was originally buried at Easonville, AL (marker with no
inscription), remains moved to Coosa Valley Cem. in 1963, due
to construction of the Logan Martin Dam. His grandson, Millard
P. Abrams signed papers giving Alabama Power Co.
permission to move remains.--Essential facts supplied by Betty
Abrams, Talladega, AL, see Ref. No. 2.9761.
2.a Emanuel "Manly" Abramsb ca 1824d ca 1879
m Mary E. _______b 11/18/1820d 1/28/1854
He also bought items at the sale of his father's estate in 1843; settled
in Pickens Co., AL and died there. Wm. C. Abrams adm. his
estate. Mary bur. Ethelsville, Pickens Co., AL. No further info. on