A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Hiram ABBEY
Abstract of farm owned by Hiram Abbey in Onondaga Township, Ingham County, Michigan: Hiram Abbey, Selection of Homestead, recorded March 15, 1839 Liber 1 M.C. P. 197, Hereby select and designate and as my homestead following described land: NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of section 30, TIN, R2W Onondaga Township, Ingham County. containing 40 A. more or less, to have and to hold the same to myself and such of my heirs as shall be entitled thereto, free and exempt from forced sale on execution or any other final process from or out of a court according to laws and constitution of this state.
Hiram Abbey also owned by Warranty Deed from William Taylor and wife Margaret dated Oct. 19, 1849 recorded Nov. 10, 1849 Liber 9 page 294, W 1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 19, T1N, R2W Onondaga Township.
Mrs. Dorothy Clarke of Onondaga, MI wrote in 1992, "Since sending you information on Hiram Abbey, I found an atlas for 1860 that lists him as a farmer and hotel proprietor. The hotel referred to is on land we own in Hamlin Township, Eaton County and is currently the residence of our son Robert who works the farm with his father. My husband's father purchased this land in 1919 and we bought it in 1957. Our abstract on this property shows Hiram Abbey acquiring it in 1855. Apparently after his death an entry shows that Lanott Abbey and wife, heirs of Hiram Abbey and Albert Abbey, heir of Hiram Abbey gave quit claim deeds to Henry Daniels on May 22, 1867."
Pioneer History of Ingham County, Winfield and Northwest Onondaga
, page 698, By Mrs. Henry Gibbs: "The Abbeys, Hiram and Fred, settled in District No. 10. Hiram's place now occupied by Earle Frye and Fred the one owned by Isaac Mosely. Mr. Mosely came to Onondaga when an young man and later married Jane Abbey. "
Hiram Abbey was listed on the 1860 US Census: Hiram Abbey 50, Almina 45, Levi 21, Hiram 10, Alba L. 8, Alice A. 6, Martha J. 2, Joseph Abbey 74.
Onondaga Village Cemetery, Section 29, Onondaga Twp., Ingham County, MI. The cemetery is located on the north side of Rossman Road a fraction of a mile west of the village of Onondaga. It lies on Sect. 29 on land taken up from the government by Oliver Booth, the first settler in the township. Row 21, Abbey, Hiram Died 29 Jan 1867 58 years 3 months 23 days. Almina, wife of Hiram, Died 19 Jan 1867 53 years 7 months 2 days. Melvin D. Died 22 Sep 1857 11 years 11 days. Walter E. Died 22 Sep 1857 1 year 1 month 14 days. Levi S. Died 2 Feb 1867 28 years 7 months 20 days. Alba L. Died 3 Feb 18671 15 years 10 months 28 days. Martha Jane, wife of Philo Died 19 Mar 1880 22 years 1 month 11 days. Daniels, Carlesta, wife of H. R. Died 2 Feb 1867 25 years, ll months, 6 days.
Children of Hiram Abbey and Almina Barnum are: i. Robert P.11 Abbey, b. 1826, New York. 1870 Federal Census for the Village of Eaton Rapid, MI., Page 6, #49. Robert P. Abbey (Abby) 44, Male, White, Harness Maker. Real estate 2,000 Personal 300, Born New York. Sarah, 33, Female, White, Keeping house, Born Ohio. Edwin 2, Male, White, Born Michigan. ii. Elbert Nelson Abbey, b. August 06, 1834, New York; d. May 06, 1910, Pleasanton, Linn Co., Kansas. iii. Philo Abbey, b. 1836, New York; d. 1880, Rives, Jackson Co., Michigan; m. Martha Jane Keeler, January 01, 1856, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan. From, "Leslie Local", April 23, 1880, page 1, col 4: "Philo Abbey, of Rives, died on Tuesday morning, of disease of the heart. He had been ill for some time, but immediate death was not anticipated, and he was in town on Thursday of last week. The funeral took place at the residence of deceased on Wednesday, under the supervision of Foster Lodge, No 95 I.O.O.F. of which he was a past officer. Martha Jane is a sister to Elbert Nelson Abbey's wife, Susan Irene. iv. Levi Abbey, b. June 1838, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. February 02, 1867, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan. v. Charlotte Abbey, b. 1840, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; m. Dennison Streeter. vi. Carlista Abbey, b. February 24, 1841, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. February 02, 1867, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan; m. Henry R. Daniles. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan. vii. Edwin Lamont Abbey, b. 1844, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan. viii. Melvin P. Abbey, b. September 11, 1846, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. September 20, 1857, Onondaga, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan. ix. Hiram Abbey, b. 1850, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan. x. Alba L. Abbey, b. March 03, 1851, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. February 02, 1867, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan. xi. Alice A. Abbey, b. 1854, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; m. Myron F. Post. From records of Eaton County Probate Court, Charlotte, Michigan Probate files between the period of May, 1838 to 1890: "To the _?_ the Judge of Probate in and for the County of Eaton _?_ _?_ respectfully shows that this is a daughter and heir of Hiram Abbey deceased that she is now of the age of _?_ _?_ and she _?_ that a _?_ fair _?_ for her to _?_ care of her interest in real estate and she hereby nominates Garrett _?_ and chose him as her _?_ _?_ 1868 signed Alice Abbey xii. Walter E. Abbey, b. August 08, 1856, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. September 22, 1857. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan xiii. Martha J. Abbey, b. 1858, Onondaga, Ingham Co., Michigan; d. March 19, 1880; m. Thomas Woodrow. Burial: Onondaga Village Cemetery, Onondaga, Ingham, Michigan.
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