Abner SLOSSON

Male 1800 - 1877  (76 years)


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  • Name Abner SLOSSON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 17 Oct 1800  Greenville, Greene County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Maine, Broome Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1850  [9
    Farmer 
    Census 1860  Living in Maine, Broome Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1860  [10
    Farmer 
    Died 21 May 1877  Northwood, Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Buried State Line Cemetery, Grove, Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • "George Slawson: An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson: Abner was getting older, and in that day of early marriages was probably called an old bachelor by his friends. Finally, at the age of thirty-three, he had a romance with a local girl, being married on March 14, 1833, to Nancy Marean. the years likewise had been moving by for Nancy, who was two years older than Abner, having been born on July 11, 1798, the daughter of Thomas and Esther (Patterson) Marean.
      Nancy's folks - The Pattersons and the Mareans - were pioneers in that area, having arrived in 1786, the year after Binghampton was founded. At the time of their arrival, according to old notes, there were only four houses in that area.....
      Abner's home at Newark Valley was only about a dozen miles from these commercially promising cities. But he did not feel the urge to join them in their growth. Rather, he and Nancy, after marriage, moved a short way to the east to another small village called Maine, just over the line in Broome County. He has been handed down to the writer that Abner's farm was a good one. Also, that it was close in, being only a mile from the village.
      Nancy and Abner had three children, born and raised on their farm, as follows: John Marean Slosson, born March 29, 1835, ...;Rebecca Emily Slosson, born the next year, was later married to Eldad Barber; and finally came Albert Slosson, born in 1838, who never married.
      The Abner Slossons, as near as is known, had a successful but rather uneventful life on their farm, probably helping with church and community affairs. finally, on March 2, 1865 - just a month before the close of the Civil War - Nancy passed on. Shortly afterward Abner sold his farm, as did his son, Albert, and then, together with Abner's daughter Rebecca Barber, they moved west to Northwood, Iowa, to be with Abner's first-born son, John Marean Slosson, already established there.
      It is believed that this change in location was in the nature of a retirement, "moving to town." Finally, in 1877, at the age of seventy-seven years, Abner passed on to his reward. His son, Albert, lived until 1904, with his sister, Rebecca, having passed away sometime after her marriage to Eldad Barber in 1883.
    Person ID I52499  Main Tree

    Father Jehiel SLOSSON,   b. 04 Nov 1758, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1807, Greenville, Greene County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Rebecca DUDLEY,   b. Bef 1762, Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1827, Union, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F05456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy MAREAN,   b. 11 Jul 1798, Union, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1865, Maine, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1833  Northwood, Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Albert SLOSSON,   b. 10 Apr 1838, Maine, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1905, Grove,Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
     2. Rebecca Emily SLOSSON,   b. 17 May 1836, Maine, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1883, Northwood, Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     3. John Marian SLOSSON,   b. 29 Mar 1835, Maine, Broome County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1900, Grove,Worth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F05543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1800 - Greenville, Greene County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03338] Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jan 6, 2001

    2. [S03498] Tombstone Records ofWorth County, Iowa pg 59.

    3. [S03511] USGenWeb Project-Fairfield County, Connecticut by Rootsweb.

    4. [S01920] Broome Republican Newspaper, dtd June 6, 1877.

    5. [S01649] A Genealogical Memoir of Nathaniel Slosson of Kent & His Descendants, 1696-1872.

    6. [S00020] "Descendants of Eleazer Slosson" by Netscape Web Sites.

    7. [S03340] Slosson Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson.

    8. [S03691] "George Slawson, An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson.

    9. [S00182] 1850 Census Maine, Broome County, New York.

    10. [S00326] 1860 Census Maine, Broome County, New York.

    11. [S02533] Iowa Cemetery Records (electronic).