|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1787|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1876|
Red Abe was b June 14, 1787, Botetourt Co. Va.; emigrated with father from Botetourt Co. to Hocking Co. OH, 1805; helped clear land on large tract owned by Nicholas Beery Jr. in Rush Creek Twp., Fairfield Co.; after marriage settled on farm given by father-in-law, which was in heavily timbered forest, mostly hills and hollows, and dotted with springs; built first cabin beside prominence called Indian Knob (several of these in the neighborhood were opened and found to contain Indian relics); later built two-story log house which was weather-boarded and painted; when his children married he gave each of them 80 acres of Congress land, costing $1.25 an acre, and started them up with horses, cattle and money. When he retired he divided his farm between sons Daniel and John K., whose farms adjoined his, with agreement that he was to receive one third of the crops as long as he lived; was afflicted with Parkinson's disease but could still help with the farm work and hitch up his horse and buggy and take grain to the grist mill; stood very straight as long as he lived; Church of the Brethren (Rush Creek congregation, organized 1809); services were held in homes and barns until about 1850 when the first church house was built about one mile south of Bremen near Rush Creek; d Mar. 24 1876, Marion Twp., Hocking Co. Ohio (on farm on which he and Susan had first settled, but the county line was changed 1852); buried family graveyard; Abraham m (2) several years after Susan's death, Margaret _____; d 1848; family graveyard; m (3) around 1850, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lefler) Grove, midwife for the neighborhood; helpful companion in Abraham's affliction; d about 1887.
Elizabeth Lefler Grove Beery (1795 - 1887)
Created by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
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