Judge Thomas ABRAMS; son of Joseph ABRAMS and Elizabeth PIERSEFIELD; born: January 4, 1806, in Madison Co., Kentucky; married Elizabeth ROSE; lived in Greenup Co., Kentucky; then removed to Chariton County, Missouri, where he passed away March 9, 1905.
"History of Howard and Chariton Co. 1883", pages 859-860:
Judge Thomas Abrams, retired merchant.
The Abrams family is an old one in the history of the country.The founder of the family in the United States came to this country long prior to the Revolution, and settled in Pennsylvania.In that state, Joseph Abrams, the father of the Judge, was born and partly reared, but while still quite young his parents removed to Kentucky..and were among the pioneer settlers of the Blue Grass State.
After Joseph Abrams grew up in Kentucky, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Piersefield, originally of Virginia, and of this union, Thomas, Judge Abrams, was born in Madison County, January 4, 1806.In 1850, the father then an old man, removed to Lawrence county, Ohio where he died two years afterwards.
Thomas, the Judge, was reared in Kentucky, and was himself a middle-aged man when his father went to Ohio.His education was acquired by private study, having had, practically, no school advantages in youth.
When in his twentieth year, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Rose, who continued his companion in life for over forty years, dying in this county, having borne him thirteen children.
In Kentucky, Judge Abrams was a citizen of Greenup County, and was for many years an influential farmer of that county and prominent in its public affairs.He was long a magistrate of the county and also served seven years as one of the county court judges.
In 1857, he removed to Missouri, and settled in Chariton County.Here he continued farming until 1865, when he engaged in the mercantile business in the vicinity of the present site of Cunningham.The following year he removed his business to Rothville, and also established a branch store at Cunningham.In 1867, he returned to Cunningham, and gave his whole time and attention to his mercantile and other interest at this place.
But a life of industry had brought him a competence for old age, and he was admonished by advancing years that the time had come for him to retire from all the active labors of life.Accordingly, in 1873, he disposed of his business interests, and has since been leading a life of comparative retirement and ease, surrounded by neighbors and friends who respect him for his honored old age and for the many excellent qualities of his mind and heart,and blessed by a family who love and revere him.
For a quarter of a century, Judge Abrams has been almost continuously a magistrate in this county.For several years, he has been conducting a small farming business here, more as a relief from the dull monotony of retirement than otherwise.
After the death of his first wife, Judge Abrams was married in this county, to Mrs. Rachel M. Cheatham, a widow lady, daughter of C. M. Custer, originally of Virginia.
Of his first family, but three are now living.Angeline, now the wife of W. H. Tufts; Elizabeth, consort of J. A. Brewster; and William M., in Kentucky.Three died in tender years.The others died later in life, viz; Victoria, at the age of eleven; Thomas J., at thirteen; Massie, after her marriage to John Bryant; Easter, while the wife of John L. Stanley; Catherine, age eighteen; Aramathy, while the wife of Isaiah Bonds; and Isaac at the age of twenty-eight in 1870.
Judge Abrams' present wife had two children by her former marriage.The Judge and Mrs. A. are both members of the Christian Church.
end of article.....sent to me by Chariton County, Missouri look-up volunteer Rose Mary Lawson
Chariton County, Missouri Cemetery Books:(?)
Buried at the Stewart Cemetery, Chariton Co., Missouri:
ABRAMS, Thomas, died: March 9, 1905; age 99 years, 2 months, 5 days
ABRAMS, Elizabeth, died: October 31, 1869, age about 55 years; wife of Thomas
ABRAMS, Isaac, born: January 28, 1834; died November 19, 1869
ABRAMS, Nancy Jane (Llewellyn), born: April 15, 1839; died March 2, 1927
In the article above, it states that Isaac Abrams died at age: 28 in 1870, and the cemetery records indicate that he was 35 years old when he died in 1869.
Another thing that has been bugging me is that on the Estill Co., Kentucky website, marriage records:Thomas ABRAMS marries Elizabeth ROSE on 30 November 1826.
The cemetery records indicate that she was about 55 years old in 1869 when she died, so that would make it about 1814 when she was born and if they married in 1826, Elizabeth would only have been about <12> years old when they got married !!!That is the youngest marriage that I have ever run into in all this searching!Does anyone know for sure?Maybe, I have the wrong people!
Thought I would post this, just in case there are others looking for Thomas ABRAMS, Elizabeth ROSE and their decendants.Would love to hear from you.
Sure hope that I have not made any transcription errors !