Biography of Capt. Thomas D. Abrams
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Abrams, Capt. Thomas D., was born in Rochester, Ulster county, N. Y. His father, Harvey Abrams, was born in Orange county, and was a farmer; he died in 1865. His mother, Elizabeth (De Witt) Abrams, was a relative of De Witt Clinton; she died in 1866. 'Thomas D was educated in the district school; he went to school three months in the year and worked on the farm the balance of the time; he left home when nineteen and for a time clerked in a store in Eddyville, N. Y., and later went as a clerk in the transportation office of the D. & H. Canal Co. in New York. He then went as purser on the Thomas Cornell, running from New York to Rondout, afterwards was captain of the Thomas Powell, and five years later came to Troy and was one of the organizers of the Citizens' Line of steamboats. He is a director in the Mutual Bank. In 1880 he was married to Mrs. Marcia A. Harford of New York city.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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