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SCHERMERHORN Abraham

Male 1798 - 1858  (~ 60 years)Deceased


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  • Name  SCHERMERHORN Abraham 
    Born  Y  [1
    Christened  Jun 1798  Schodack (Beverwyck), Rensselaer, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Nov 1858  [1
    Age  ~ 60 years 
    Buried  Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I6627  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  SCHERMERHORN Jacob R.,   b. 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  COVERT Tysje,   b. 1 Jan 1768,   d. 30 Jan 1813  Age: 45 years 
    Married  13 Nov 1785  Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2276  Group Sheet

    Family 1  HICKS Elizabeth,   b. 1802,   d. 1835  Age: 33 years 
    Married  Y  [2
    Children 
     1. SCHERMERHORN Permelia Hicks,   b. Jul 1825,   d. 1912  Age: ~ 86 years
     2. SCHERMERHORN ?,   b. Abt 1828,   d. 28 Dec 1828  Age: ~ 0 years
     3. SCHERMERHORN Lucretia Covert,   b. Jul 1830,   d. 1911  Age: ~ 80 years
     4. SCHERMERHORN Attie Floretta,   b. Jul 1836,   d. 1883  Age: ~ 46 years
     5. SCHERMERHORN Sophie Ely,   b. 1837,   d. 1920  Age: 83 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F2379  Group Sheet

    Family 2  MORRIS Christina,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1841  [1
    Children 
     1. SCHERMERHORN Elizabeth Rose,   b. Oct 1843,   d. 1875  Age: ~ 31 years
     2. SCHERMERHORN Abraham George,   b. 18 Oct 1844,   d. 1889  Age: 44 years
     3. SCHERMERHORN Hannah J.,   b. Dec 1846,   d. 1912  Age: ~ 65 years
     4. SCHERMERHORN Cora A.,   b. Jun 1848,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F2380  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Jun 1798 - Schodack (Beverwyck), Rensselaer, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - < - - Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Though Abraham Schermerhorn was born at Schodack, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., his father moved from Schodack to Oneida Co. when Abraham was very young. Soon after his marriage, he removed, in 1822, to St. Lawrence Co. in company with several of his cousins and he settled upon the frontier of a wooded country bordering the St. Lawrence River near the Thousand Islands, and bravely helped to build a little settlement, Oak Point. His cousins settled about 12 miles from this place. Here in Oak Point, Abraham started a ferry, kept a hotel, a shoe-makers shop, a blacksmith shop, and a saw-mill, bought large tracts of land, built tenant houses and carried the mail twice a week, and any traveler who happened along, to the center of the town, Hammond, five miles away where the stage coach stopped.

      The country being wooded and new land, many moved there, bought land and were enabled to sell the lumber to steamboats, that landed there every day passing up and down the River from Montreal to Kingston. This was a good traffic for a few years. Abraham was one of the leading men of the community. He had a sincere spirit of patriotism and held a general training day for military purposes, which included the entire county. He arranged large celebrations for the 4th of July, patriotic speeches were given, a high liberty pole raised for the flag, and cannon were fired. He had a Fourth of July dinner for several hundred on his own grounds with a dance in the evening which was attended by guests from the several neighbouring towns. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.).

    2. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.), 214. (Reliability: 3), 5 Apr 2010.