Was Malissa born in Licking County , Ohio? There was a large movement of Abrams extended family from Licking County, Ohio in about 1850 to Iowa. John Abrams had 12 children and a possiblebrother Stephen Abraham. They moved with theirchildren, some already married. John did not have a daughter Malissa. I do not know the names of his married sons children. His oldest sons were Andrew ( B.1815 died in Ottowa, Iowa), Vincent ( B. 1816 and died in Fremont, Iowa) and James (born 1818 and died in Indianna).