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Minerva’s Last Years

She became a widow in 1909 when her husband unexpectedly died at their home in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio. Her son, Miles, a bachelor, still lived at home. The following year the two of them moved to Saginaw, Michigan, to … Continue reading

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Died on the 4th of July

My third great grandmother shares something in common with the second and third presidents of the United States. They all died on July 4th.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson actually died on the same day – the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Philander and Minerva!

Four days short of his 27th birthday, Philander Bennett took twenty-five year old Minerva Abrams as his wife in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ohio. They were married 1 June 1867 by Justice of the Peace George Gilliland.[1] Their union would … Continue reading

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Minerva

The loss of loved ones is difficult for anyone, even in the later years of life. But Minerva Abrams seems to have had more than her share of grief from an early age. The oldest child of Samuel Abrams and … Continue reading

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Bound for Life (or To a Wife)

They wanted to marry, but first there was the bond to be taken care of. Until a few weeks ago, I had thought that a marriage bond was a guarantee that the groom was not going to cop-out on his … Continue reading

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Samuel Abrams – Civil War Soldier

Today marks the anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great grandfather, Samuel Abrams, in 1866. In his honor, I thought it best to pay tribute to him by sharing a transcription of an affidavit of one of his … Continue reading

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