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DR. WILLIAM THOMAS ABRAHAMS

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1834-1898)

Marengo County, and Mobile, Alabama

Dr. William Thomas Abrahams was born May 29, 1834, at Newman, Georgia and died September 17, 1898, at Mobile. He was the son of James Armistead Abrahams (b. Nov 12, 1804, VA-1881 Sumber Co., AL) and Sara Truly (Ward) Abrahams.(b. Aug. 5, 1812, Coweta Ga.) The former, who was born November 12, 1804, in Virginia and moved to Livingston, Sumter County, and the latter a native of Georgia; and grandson of and Theodosia (Armistead) Abrahams of Virginia. Both the Abrahams and the Ward families are of English descent. The Abrahams came from London to America.

William Thomas Abrahams took up the study of medicine at the University of Virginia and received the degree of M. D. from that institution and from the University of New York. He began the practice of medicine in McKinley, Marengo County, in 1857 and continued in this profession until the outbreak of the War of Secession.

He volunteered as a private in the Fourth Alabama regiment, C. S. Army, but was soon appointed surgeon. He served in that capacity until the close of the war. After peace was declared he became a merchant broker at Mobile.

Dr. Abrahams was a Democrat, a member of the Episcopal church, and a Mason. He married: November 24, 1868, at McKinley, Annie King Crocheron daughter of Henry Nicholas Crocheron and Lucretia (King) Crocheron of McKinley, granddaughter of Mary Barton Wellborn of Georgia. The Crocheron family came to America from France with the Huguenots and settled in Staten Island. The Kings were early settlers in North Carolina. Dr. William T. Abrahams is buried in McMillan Family Cemetery in McKinley, Marengo County, Alabama.

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. A History of the Abraham Family” by Burl Abraham of Rose Hill, Kansas, 1993
  3. Findagrave.com Memorial # 85804416

 

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