Biography of Abraham Post

Post, Abraham, was born in Readington, Somerset county, N. J., on the 11th of February, 1810. His ancestors were from Holland, and were of high character and respectability. In 1824 he was placed in the store of a merchant in Somerville, N. J., with whom he remained until 1830. By his industry, punctuality, integrity and business talents he won the esteem and confidence of his employer, by whose instruction and aid he became thoroughly conversant with mercantile transactions. In 1830 Mr. Post went to New York city, where he engaged in business on his own account, and in which he continued until 1837. In the latter year he relinquished his business in the city and removed to Genesee county, where he purchased a large farm in the town of Alexander, upon which he lived as a successful farmer until 1871. Retiring from his farm in 1871, he came to reside in the village of Batavia, where he had previously purchased land, on which he had erected buildings to please himself, and there he spent the remainder of his life. His death occurred on the 7th of September, 1881. Mr. Post was a public spirited man and was always a participant in every good' work, giving liberally to educational and religious institutions. He was a man of strongly marked character, full of decision, firmness, integrity and good sense. In his habits and principles Mr. Post inherited the elements of that high morality which distinguished his ancestors. Mr. Post was twice married. His first wife was Miss Amy E. Hubert of Somerville, N. J., to whom he was married in 1834; she died in 1851, leaving six children, four of whom are now living. In 1858 he was married to Miss Catherine A. Jansen of Batavia, who, after twenty-three years of peculiarly tender and loving companionship, survives to mourn his loss.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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