Abrams, Augustus

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Augustus was born in Rensselaerville in 1842, a son of Elijah Abrams and Thankful Bouton.[1]


Augustus was a farmer on his father’s farm. He went to California where he remained for five yearsl He returned by request of his father in 1868 and shortly thereafter purchased a dairy farm of 180 acres in Guilderland. In 1869 he united with the M. E. church ; has been a class leader ever since, also superintendent of the Sunday school for fourteen years He has been a member of the Masonic order since 1864; also of the I. O. G. T. Was a member of the Sons of Temperance when seventeen years of age[1]

Marriage & Children

In 1871, he married Anna E. Herrick, a daughter of Nathaniel and Nancy J. Herrick.[1]
They had two children:

  • Lilly M. Abrams
  • Charles E. Abrams


Anna died in 1892. Augustus died in 1921. Both are buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.


Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Landmarks of Albany County, NY, Edited by Amasa J. Parker, Albany, NY