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Subject: [PAADAMS] Abraham Bercaw of Adams County, PA,and later Defiance County, Ohio
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 23:54:03 -0500 (CDT)

Abraham Bercaw of Adams County, PA, and later Defiance County, Ohio

Previous research into the Bercaw family of Adams County attributes this
man as a son of my ancestor John Bercaw (1795-1876). I see no reason to
discredit this theory. Based on proximity and name associations, this
Abraham Bercaw fits perfectly as John Bercaw’s eldest son. Further
research is necessary, but this Abraham migrated to Defiance County,
Ohio, where a George Bercaw and William Bercaw, probable brothers, also
can be found, as well as a probable uncle (another Abraham Bercaw, born
in 1802).


Adams County Newspaper Abstracts:
Abraham Bercaw m. 26 Dec 1837 Susan Prim (2 Jan 1838, Compiler)

Ohio Death Certificate 7469:
Anna Patten died 17 Feb 1910 in Richland tp., Defiance County, Ohio. She
was born 27 Sep 1846 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Abe Bercaw, also
born in Pennsylvania. (The name of her mother is given as unknown.)
Buried Independence Cemetery, Defiance County, Ohio. Information
provided by Elijah Patten.

Ohio Death Certificate 28898:
Dilla N. Spurgeon, widow, born 3 Dec 1850 in Pennsylvania, the daughter
of Abraham Bercaw and Nancy D. Spurgeon [sic], both born in
Pennsylvania. Dilla died 15 Apr 1920 in Defiance County, Ohio. Buried in
Riverside. Information provided by Almeda Spurgeon.

Ohio Death Certificate 7768:
John T. Bercaw (but indexed under Bereaw), widower, born 16 Oct 1836
[sic] in Pennsylvania, died 15 Feb 1915 in Sherwood Village, Defiance
County, Ohio. He was the son of Abraham B. Bercaw and Sarah Priss (or
Price? or Prim?), both born in Pennsylvania. Information provided by A.
A. Whitman of Sherwood. Buried in Sherwood Cemetery.


1840 Federal Census: Green tp., Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 458; Page:
Abram Burcaw, 10001-----/10011001---- (male and female 20-30; plus
females 50-60 and 15-20)
--For consideration only: Only Abraham Bercaw found in Pennsylvania
target region.

1850 Federal Census: New Chester, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_743;
Page: 323; Image: 636.
Abraham Burgaw, age 36, blacksmith, born PA
Susan Burgaw, age 33, born MD
Jane Burgaw, age 11, born PA
John Burgaw, age 10, born PA
Mark Burgaw, age 8, born PA
Sarah Burgaw, age 6, born PA
Anna Burgaw, age 5, born PA
Mary Burgaw, age 2, born PA
Nancy Burgaw, age 5/12, born PA

1860 Federal Census: Richland, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M653_947; Page:
317; Image: 82.
Abraham Bercaw, age 46, farmer, born PA
Susan Bercaw, age 43, born MD
Mark Bercaw, age 18, laborer, born PA
Barbara A. Bercaw, age 13, born PA
Elizabeth Bercaw, age 12, born PA
Dilly Bercaw (female), age 9, born PA
George Bercaw, age 7, born PA
Martha Bercaw, age 6, born PA
Rachel Bercaw, age 3, born OH

1860 Federal Census: Defiance, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M653_947; Page:
286; Image: 21.
Sarah Bercaw, age 15, servant, born PA, residing with Larkin Heacock,
age 48, and presumed wife Susannah, age 36, who ran a boarding house.

1860 Federal Census: Defiance, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M653_947; Page:
294; Image: 37.
John Barcow, age 20, laborer, born OH [sic], residing with family of
F.F. Stevens, age 46, born OH.

1870 Federal Census: Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M593_1195; Page: 80;
Image: 161.
Abraham Bercaw, age 56, farmer, born PA
Susan Bercaw, age 51, keeping house, born PA
Ellen Bercaw, age 17, domestic servant, born PA
Rachel Bercaw, age 11, born OH
George I. (or J.?) Bercaw, age 17, laborer, born PA

1880 Federal Census: Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: T9_1011; Family
History Film: 1255011; Page: 221.4000; Enumeration District: 238; Image:
Abraham Bercaw, age 66, farmer, PA-PA-PA
Susan Bercaw, wife, age 58, keeping house, MD-Ireland-VA
Rachael Bercaw, daughter, age 22, OH-PA-MD

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