Warner, Abram D.

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Abram D. Warner was born 21 March 1848, Town of Fulton, Schoharie County, NY, son of Elder David Philip Warner and Hannah J. Van Buren.[1][2] He was the oldest of six children.[2]


Abram was a farmer.[3][4][5][6]

Military Service

Residence: Berne[1]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 21 March 1848[1]
Names of Parents: Rev. David P. (Warner) and Hannah Vanburen[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Clergyman[1]
Term of Enlistment: 1 year[1]
Enlistment Date: 1 Sept 1864[7]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 3rd NY Cavalry[7]
Company: Company L[7]
Service Length: 0yr 9mos 7d[7]
Muster Out Date: 7 June 1865[7]
Muster Out Place: Norfolk, VA[8]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 17 to serve one year.[8]
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Ancestry.com, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; 1890 Veterans Census, Westerlo; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.

Marriage and Children

After the war, on 11 June 1866 he married Emily Furman (B. 1849, D. 1916) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Berne.[9][10] She was the daughter of John Gano Furman and Christina McIntosh.[9] They had the following children:


In 1870, Abram and his young family was living in Berne surrounded by his wife's family, where they were all working as farmers.[3]

By 1880 Abram, Emily and their children had moved to Westerlo, where they owned a farm and Abram was a farmer. Their business was successful enough that they had farm laborer named Joshua Powell who lived with them.[4] The same was true in 1900 however both children had moved out.[5] The 1900 census also recorded that Emily had 7 children only 3 of whom were still alive at that time.[5]

In the 1890 US Veterans Census, Abram confirmed his Civil War service and noted that he suffered from chronic diarrhea as a result of his military experience.[7]

By 1910, Abram owned his family without a mortgage. Joshua Powell no longer lived with them, however if he was still alive he would have been in his mid 80s. Now their youngest son Reuben had moved back home and was working the farm with his father.[6]


Abram died in Westerlo in 1914 and was buried in the South Berne Rural Cemetery.[9] His wife Emily died two years later in 1916 and was buried with her husband at the South Berne Rural Cemetery.[9][10] Also at the cemetery are their young daughters Celia and Nettie.[9]

Abram Warner and his wife, Mary at the Berne Rural Cemetery, courtesy of Russ


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

History of the County of Albany]], NY from 1609-1886

Abram was mentioned in this book on page 817 as a Civil War soldier.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Bernehistory.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1870 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 1880 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 1900 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1910 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  8. 8.0 8.1 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 BerneHistory.org
  10. 10.0 10.1 Furman, Howard Remington, Genealogical Dictionary of Fairman, Farman, Firman, Ferman, Furman, For(e)man, 1988, page 26, Google books
  11. Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886