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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

I did find a William Abrams
Born: Unknown
Died: 17 Aug 1891
Buried: Mount Repose Cemetery, Haverstaw, Rockland, NY
Source: 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, and ask if they have 1842 newspapers.

If they don't the New York State Library, 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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