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Abraham John Wotring, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1748
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1809
Preston County
West Virginia, USA

ABRAHAM JOHN WOTRING was born in Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1748 the son of Abraham Wotring.

His father, Abraham Wotring and his wife, Anna Metz arrived to the New World on the ship RICHARD AND ELIZABETH that landed at Philadelphia on September 28, 1733 from Alsace, France. Abraham John Wotring was the youngest child of sixteen children borne to Abraham Wotring. Some records indicate that Anna Mertz died in 1741 which would be some 7 years before Abraham John was born. Not sure of the name of his birth mother. At his father's death in 1752, only eight of his father's sixteen children were still living.


ABRAHAM JOHN WOTRING married MARY MARGARET TROXELL in 1766 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland. Mary Margaret Troxell was born October 25, 1744 in Egypt, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania the daughter of PETER TRACHSEL TROXELL and JULIANA FRAUDHUEGER.

Abraham and Mary Margaret Troxell's marriage was blessed with nine children. All their children were born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania except the last son who was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. It may have been from Hagerstown that the family bravely set out to join Rev. John Stough in 1787 or 1788 in their covered wagon to help establish a new German settlement in the high plateau of the Allegheny Mountains in the western part of what was then Virginia at Carmel now Aurora.

Their marriage was blessed with nine children:

1.)JOHN NICHOLAS WOTRING, b. April 06, 1767, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; dod Unknown, Preston Co., Aurora, WV; m. MARGARET, 1789; b. 1768; dod Unknown.
2.)PETER WOODRING, b. 1768, Whitehall, Northhampton Co., PA; d. January 1852, Bordley, Union Co., KY.
3.)ABRAHAM JOHN WOTRING, JR, b. January 09, 1770, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; d. 1817, Preston Co., Aurora, VA.
4.)CATHARINE ELIZABETH WOTRING, b. March 03, 1772, Whitehall, PA; d. Aft. 1834, Preston Co., Aurora, WV.
5.)JOHN DANIEL WOTRING, b. January 09, 1774, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; d. December 25, 1844, Williams Twp., Northhampton, PA.
6.)DANIEL WOTRING, b. June 28, 1776, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; d. April 15, 1839, Aurora, Preston Co., WV.
7.)MARY SUSANNA WOTRING, b. June 18, 1778, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., PA; dod Unknown; m. ALEXANDER BINGAMON; dod Unknown.
8.)WILLIAM F. WOTRING, b. 1780, Northhampton, Lehigh, PA; d. September 25, 1848, NY, NY.
9.)JACOB WOTRING, b. May 08, 1783, Hagerstown, Washington, MD; d. after September 15, 1850, Preston Co., Aurora, WV.

Both Abraham and his wife Mary Margaret are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Aurora, Preston County, (West) Virginia.

Family links: 
  Mary Margaret Troxell Wotring (1744 - 1814)*
  John Abraham Wotring (1770 - 1817)*
  Daniel Wotring (1776 - 1839)*
*Calculated relationship
Aurora Pioneer Cemetery
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: JeMM
Record added: Sep 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76532096
Abraham John Wotring, Sr
Added by: B. Kitzmiller
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- debi heis
 Added: Feb. 6, 2014
In loving memory of Abraham John Wotring
- Wotring Decendants
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
Gone but not forgotten by family.Pat Bennett Hardesty
- Patricia Ann Hardesty
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
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