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William Abrams born in Haverstraw approx 1814

William Abrams born in Haverstraw approx 1814

Posted: 1538267400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Abrams
He was an African man. Place of birth details are listed on a crew list for a whale ship that left Rhode Island in 1842. The ship wrecked in Western Australia.
Looking for any connection or hints.

Thank you.

Re: William Abrams born in Haverstraw approx 1814

Posted: 1542564992000
Classification: Query
Hi,

I did find a William Abrams
Born: Unknown
Died: 17 Aug 1891
Buried: Mount Repose Cemetery, Haverstaw, Rockland, NY
Source: www.findagrave.com but I also found a family tree for him and he looks caucasian.

There should be a newspaper report about the ship wreck probably in the Rhode Island and Australia newspapers. If a number of the crew were from Haverstraw, the report might have been in their newspaper too.

I'd contact the Genealogical Society of Rockland County, http://rocklandgenealogy.org/ and ask if they have 1842 newspapers.

If they don't the New York State Library, www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/all/444.htm has newspapers on microiflm.

I'd pursue the Rockland sources first and then move on to Rhode Island and Australia. Successful Searching!
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