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Pvt William F Abraham
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Birth: 1828
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 19, 1900
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA

Abraham - Five funerals in one household in 17 months is the unusual record in the Abraham family. First Mr. George C. Abraham died at the age of 80, then Miss Marietta, daughter of W. F. Abraham, 22, Miss Sidney Abraham, aged 87, Miss Kittie, 77, and Saturday Mr. W. F. Abraham breathed his last of Bright's disease, aged 72, leaving but one of a formerly prominent family, Mrs. Martha Arnold, aged 75. Elder J. G. Livingston preached the funeral sermons of them all, that of the last to die Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, when the body of W. F. Abraham, was laid with the rest in the family burying ground on the premises that all were born and raised. The remarks of the preacher, whose friend he was, were both touching and appropriate and then five of his brother Confederates, Judge M. C. Saufley, J. H. Miller, M. S. Peyton, R. G. Collier and G. W. DeBord, consigned the remains to the tomb. Deceased was a member of Capt. T. H. Shanks' company, Grigsby's regiment, and served gallantly through the war for the cause that was lost. After the war he dealt largely in stock and was quite a prominent man in affairs generally. Some 23 years ago he married Mrs. Harriett Buchanan, who bore him one child, Marietta, whose sad death nearly broke his heart and from the effects of which he never recovered. When he was taken ill last winter, he sent for Elder Livingston to whom he made a confession and by whom he was baptized in a box of water made for that purpose. Like the rest of the family, all of whom, it will be seen lived to old age, he hung on to life with great tenacity and for months had been at the point of death, which finally came as a final relief to his worn out body.

Abraham Farm Sold - George DeBord bought yesterday at commissioners sale the Abraham homestead of 132 acres at $11 20. The farm is located three miles from Crab Orchard and has been occupied by the Abraham family since 1780. Col. J. P. Chandler cried the sale.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
His obituary says his wife bore him one child but her obit names several children. Some of the children were from her first marriage (Buchanan) but some had the surname Abraham. 
Family links: 
  Francis Abraham (1777 - ____)
  Jestine Mallory Abraham (1790 - 1865)
  Harriett L Kinkaid Abraham (1839 - 1904)*
  Marietta Abraham (1877 - 1899)*
  Sidney Abraham (1815 - 1900)*
  Amelia M Abraham Pleasants (1819 - 1891)*
  Kittie L Abraham (1824 - 1900)*
  Martha L Abraham Arnold (1825 - 1912)*
  George Conway Abraham (1827 - 1899)*
  William F Abraham (1828 - 1900)
*Calculated relationship
Abrahams Cemetery
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Jan 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83097385

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- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013

- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013

- Joyce Tinsley
 Added: May. 29, 2012
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