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 Abraham Adrian Hagaman, Sr

Abraham Adrian Hagaman, Sr

Birth
Flatbush, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death Dec 1795 (aged 75)
Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 41894168 · View Source
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Abraham Hagaman, Sr. married Maria Lequier. As of 2007, only the footstones of he and his wife remain. They read: A.A.H. and M.L.H. Abraham Adrian Hagaman and Maria Lequier Hagaman. Only Maria Lequier's footstone is legible. There is an old burying place in the Township of Delaware near Mount Airy Station on the Flemington Railroad, running to Lambertville, where many older people of note were long since laid to rest. The grounds were well selected in an early day by the Barber family; and others; and from the former, bears its name; and shared the patronage of many of the largest land owners in the southern portion of that Township, and other places as well. Here are to be seen the graves of men who fell the trees, tilled the soil, and made the laws with a variety of others, except the Preacher and man of Law, whose bones may yet be found beneath some obscure clod. Just how soon this selected spot became a receptacle for these honoured dead and the first victim's name whose body was laid therin, the writer has not yet learned, but from what has already been gleaned, the first funeral procession reached here as early as 1750. For over 100 years Barbers Ground was continuously opened to this surrounding community and many families became extinct. The DeReamers, Severns, Leonards, Oliphants and others who once [owned] great tracts of lands adjoining have now disappeared [ ] of not a few of them rest here. Of those whose names survive them are the Andersons, Barbers, Bownes, Covenhoven (now Conover), Corles, Forsts, Farlees, Hagamans, Hoppocks, Johnsons, Lamberts, Larisons, Moores, Pralls, Runks, Romines, Woolseys, Wilsons and many others. The Hagamans were a long lived family and possessed much land hereabouts, which they transmitted to their children who multiplied it in each generation. The grave of Abram Hagaman (Abraham Adrian Hagaman, Sr.) is well marked, and the inscriptions says that he died in the year of (1795), aged (75) years. Consequently he was born as early as 1720, very early in the first settlement of this locality. A Discourse on Barber Cemetery Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Dr. George H. Larison, Manuscript collection, 1700-1984, The Dead in Barber's Ground (Flemington, NJ: Hunterdon County Historical Society, 1887); located at the Hunterdon County (Flemington) New Jersey Historical Society. Abraham Hagaman, formerly Hegeman, altered the original surname from Hegeman to Hagaman. His will is written for Abraham "Hagaman" but he signs the will with his original surname. The Hagaman surname continued for all of his descendants.



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  • Created by: Terry T
  • Added: 13 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41894168
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Adrian Hagaman, Sr (9 Sep 1720–Dec 1795), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41894168, citing Barber Burying Ground, Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Terry T (contributor 47154391) .