Sunday, April 20, 2014

Abraham Ferry (1792 - 1874)

Abraham Ferry was born on April 8, 1792 in Pennsylvania, probably in Westmoreland County, to Henry and Margaret (Thomas) Ferry.  He was a farmer and lived in Westmoreland County his entire life.

He served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Captain William Reynolds’ Company, Riflemen, Pennsylvania Militia.  He enlisted November 22, 1814 and was discharged December 4, 1814.

Abraham married Martha Wolf on August 14, 1821.  Together they had six children – John, my great-great-grandfather Henry, Margaret, Abraham David, Matilda, and Elizabeth.  The 1860 census lists him in Cook Township living with his wife and his daughter Margaret.  His son Abraham and daughter Matilda were living on an adjacent farm.  Margaret, Abraham David, and Matilda never married and are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with a tombstone inscribed with their names.

I have found records of Abraham as a communicant at St. James Lutheran Church in Ligonier in 1870 and in 1872.

My great-great-great-grandfather died on September 11, 1874.  He was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cook, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.  

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