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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Isaac H. Abrams

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois," Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887


ISAAC H. ABRAMS, who has been a resident of Champaign County since the spring of 1862, is now comfortably located on section 10, Scott Township, where he owns eighty acres of choice land and a tasteful and substantial set of farm buildings. He has also around him an interesting family and is surrounded by the comforts of life, the result of his own energy and industry. Our subject is the son of James and Hannah (HARTPENCE) ABRAMS, natives of New Jersey, who located in Hamilton County, Ohio, after their marriage. In 1829 they removed to Tippecanoe County, Ind., where they spent the remainder of their days. James Abrams followed farming all his life.

The parental household included six children, three boys and three girls. Of these, Isaac, of our sketch, was the fifth in order of birth. He was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., March 11, 1832, and spent his childhood and youth upon the farm. Upon coming to this county in 1862, when thirty years of age, he settled first in Mahomet Township, where he operated on rented land for two years and at the expiration of that time took possession of his present property in Scott Township.

Mr. Abrams was married in Christian County, Ind., in 1857, to Miss Martha MCKEE, a native of Ohio, and they became the parents of seven children, named, John C., James O., Lenora H., Samuel H., Charles E., and Sarah J. Joseph M. died when about sixteen years old. John married Miss Viola JACOBS, and is farming in Scott Township. Our subject politically, is a decided Republican and has held the office of School Director besides being otherwise connected with local affairs. Both he and his excellent wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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