Abel Donham1,2,3,4

(19 July 1777 - 17 May 1853)

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Relationship4th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
FatherNathaniel Donham5,6 (c. 1733 - bfr 10 Aug 1820)
MotherKeziah Crosley7 (c. 1756 - )

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildAbel Donham was born on 19 July 1777, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., Province of New Jersey, British Middle Colonies. This date is calculated based on his gravestone inscription giving his age at the date of his death as 75 years, 9 months, and 28 days. However a number of other, sources say that he was born 18 August 1777, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., New Jersey without citing the original sources for the date or place.5,8,6,9,10
GroomHe married Elizabeth Ferguson, daughter of Isaac Ferguson and Elizabeth Leedom, in 1800.6,11,12
DeceasedHe died on 17 May 1853 in Clermont Co., Ohio, at the age of 75.8,9,6
InterredHe was buried in Love Farm Cemetery, Lindale, Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio.8,9

Children with Elizabeth Ferguson:

Military

Military ServiceAbel was a veteran of the War of 1812.

Community Service

In 1812, in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, Abel Donham was elected to serve a three year term as a Justice of the Peace during which time he performed marriages.13,14

Residences and Censuses

In 1806, Abel Donham lived in Clermont Co., Ohio.1
He appeared on the census of 1820 in Clermont Co., Ohio.
He appeared on the census of 1830 in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., Ohio.
He appeared on the census of 1840 in Clermont Co., Ohio.
He appeared on the census of 1850.

Will

Abel Donham was named an heir in the will of his father Nathaniel Donham, dated 29 September 1812, in Ohio Township, Clermont Co., New York.5
He prepared a will dated 1853 in Clermont Co., Ohio. One of the executors he named for his will/estate was to be Enoch Tracy who was referred to as a Son-in-Law.15

Sources - Citations

  1. [S107] Ronald V. Jackson - compiler, Ohio Census, 1790-1890 (n.p.: Accelerated Indexing Systems, unknown publish date). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  2. [S108] Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, unknown publish date).
  3. [S109] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah); These records consist of information of varying accuracy and need confirmation from original sources. Birth year: 1777; Birth city: Perth Amboy; Birth state: NJ.
  4. [S110] Edmund West, Compiler, Family Data Collection - Births, online at: www.ancestry.com; (Family Data Collection - Individual Records). These records consist of information of varying accuracy and need confirmation from original sources.
  5. [S1009] Nathaniel Donham Will (29 Sep 1812), Recorded August 1820; Last Will and Testament. Ohio, Clermont Co. Will Book B, pg 469; Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.Names, relationships.
  6. [S766] Scott T.S. Trimble, The Two DUNHAM / DONHAM Ancestries Beginning in 1600s / 1700s America (America Online Genealogy: by the Author, 6 January 1995), names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  7. [S988] WikiTree, online at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/; Data entered by volunteers and needs verification of sources, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crosley-119; accessed 18 Apr 2017; citing: Donham TRIMBLE, Scott T. S. Dunham Family History , printed book © August 1995 online version © August 2000; United States Census, 1820, Ohio, Clermont, Ohio, United States, p. 73, Kezia Donham, 1820 - Kezia is over 45, and she lives with a 10-16 female (an unknown daughter?); GRAHAM, Martha Crosley. Charles Crosley Genealogy.
  8. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, includes photo of grave stone with age at death inscribed.
  9. [S1010] Patricia Junkin, DUNHAM-DONHAM: Dunham- Nathaniel in "Re: Dunham", message to dunham/donham list, 1 Aug 1997. Accessed: 3 Aug 1997, names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  10. [S988] WikiTree, online at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crosley-119; accessed 18 Apr 2017; citing: GRAHAM, Martha Crosley. Charles Crosley Genealogy.
  11. [S1010] Patricia Junkin, DUNHAM-DONHAM: Dunham- Nathaniel in "Dunham-Donham List Comment," forum message 1 Aug 1997, names, relationships.
  12. [S109] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Online subscription database. ancestry.com, Elizabeth: birth date: 20 MAR 1780; birth place: Nottingham Township, Washington Co., Pennsylvania; death date: 6 November 1851; death place: Clermont Co., Ohio; marriage date: 1800.
  13. [S765] J.L. Rockey and R.J. Bancroft, History of Clermont County Ohio (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1880: Genealogy Trails History Group, 2016), Chapters XIV, pg. 118.
  14. [S763] Ohio - Marriage Records - 1800-1850 Clermont County, Index to Marriage Record Books, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office. Unknown comments , performed Hulings/Tibbets marriage 1813 & King/Short marriage 1814.
  15. [S764] Abel Donham, Index : Clermont County, Ohio - Wills, Vol F-G, 1843-1856; 1853; Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office. Unknown comments , vol. G, pg. 142.
  16. [S766] Scott T.S. Trimble, DONHAM Family History.
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