Abraham Guseman (1753 - 1821)

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Birthplace: Berkeley, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Monongahela, West Virginia, United States
Cause of death: crushed to death by a heavy beam of wood felling him to the floor while doing repair work at his mill
Managed by: Jane Elizabeth White
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About Abraham Guseman

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor # A048511

Abraham Guseman, son of German immigrant Abraham Guseman and Christiana, was married first to Susanna Henlock who lived only nine days after their marriage. He was married second to Catharine Barnard with whom he had 8 children: (John, Abraham Jr, Jacob, Marie, Johannes, Joseph,Isaac,and Sophia). Catharine Barnard died in 1793.

(see 'History of Preston County, West Virginia' S.T. Wiley, p 392 ,O.F. Morton p.579, B.G. Wilson, p 97, J.G. Matlick, op cit. The Journal Publishing Col., Kiingwood, WV.

Abraham Guseman's third wife, Maria Elizabeth Ralphsnyder (and this writer's ancestors) were married on July 8, 1795 by Reverend David Young, German Lutheran Congregation and together they had 9 children (Elizabeth 1799-1876, Mary 1801-1866 (and who m. 1826 Jacob Newman 1802-1876 again, this writer's ancestors) Sarah 1803-?, Catherine 1805-?, Christiana 1807-1902, Susannah* 1809-1910, Rebecca ?-?, William David 1816-1897. Aaron Henry, 1818-?. All children survived to adulthood and were married.

Marriage Register 1781-1854 Berkeley County Court, Martinsburg WV. Marriage turned in by German Lutheran Congregation p. 5

B.F. Wilson, op cit p 97 amd J.T. Matlick op cit.

extensive information available on the Guseman family and on Susanna Guseman Cobun/

notes added by Jane White, 05-04-08

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Abraham Guseman's Timeline

March 19, 1753
Berkeley, Virginia, United States
February 14, 1786
Age 32
July 8, 1795
Age 42
November 27, 1821
Age 68
Monongahela, West Virginia, United States
Age 68