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Abraham A. MOWERS
Ms. __?__
Lydia Ann STROUP
Husband:  Abraham "Abram" A. MOWERS
Birth:  1 Feb 1812, Minden, Montgomery Co., NY
Baptism:  26 Apr 1812, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minden, Montgomery Co., NY
Death:  15 Aug 1882, Orangeville, Wyoming Co., NY
Disposition:  buried Carmichael Hill Cemetery, Westernville, Oneida Co., NY
Occupation:  farmer

Secondary sources disagree as to the identity of their parents; I have no idea who is correct, but the 1860 census shows Abraham's mother as Elizabeth, b. 1780/1, NY not 1774.

Father:  Abraham MAURER (1768-1850)
Mother:  Elizabeth FRANCE (1774-1862)
Father:  Conrad MOWERS
Mother:  Elizabeth BELLINGER

Wife-1:  Ms. __?__

I have no proof that Abram had an earlier wife, but Lydia is too young to have birthed the eldest children.

Wife-2:  Lydia Ann STROUP
Birth:  1820/1, NY
Death:  6 Oct 1896, Oneida Co., NY
Father:  George STROUP
Mother:  Margaret J. EDICK
Children with Wife-1:
1.  (Son A) MOWERS, b. 1830-35
2.  Anson MOWERS, b. 1832/3
Children with Lydia Ann STROUP:
3.  Algene / Alzina MOWERS, b. 1838/9
4.  Delos MOWERS, b. 1840/1
4.  Rachael MOWERS, b. 1842/3
5.  Ann / Amy MOWERS, b. 1845/6
6.  Munro / Mengo / Amengo / Menzo MOWERS, b. 30 Nov 1849; d. 17 Aug 1911, Oneida Co., NY; m. Susan E. __?__
7.  Lafayette MOWERS, b. 8 Jun 1858; d. 4 May 1923, NY
8.  Mandana MOWERS, b. 1862/3
.  Sopherina / Saphronia MOWERS, b. Jun 1879
Keywords for search engine:  USA, US, United States, New York


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org):
Birth: 1812, New York
Father: Conrad MOWERS; Mother: Elizabeth BELLINGER
Spouse: Lydia Ann STROUP
Birth: Abt 1820/1825, New York; Death: 6 Oct 1896; Burial: Carmichael Hill
Father: George STROUP; Mother: Margaret EDICK
Source: patron submission

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 NY Oneida Co. Steuben pp. 286B-287A Ln. 12 Abram Mowers Jr 020 010 - 100 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Anson (b. 1832/3) 
= Son A
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Abram (b. 1811/2)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Algene (b. 1838/9)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Lydia (b. 1820)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed nine lines from Lydia's parents.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5-6 of 43):  Steuben, Oneida Co., NY, pp. 98A-98B, 36/40, enumerated 22 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abram A Mowers 38 M   Farmer   NY
Lydia Mowers 30 F       NY
Anson Mowers 17 M   Laborer   NY
Algene Mowers 11 F       NY
Delos Mowers  9 M       NY
Rachael Mowers  7 F       NY
Ann Mowers  4 F       NY
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Munro Mowers ?/12 M       NY
Munro's age is just a blob, but it must be some fraction of a year (i.e., x/12).  Listed seven households from Lydia's brother, George Henry STROUP, who is listed next to their widowed mother, Margaret (EDICK) STROUP

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 38):  North Western P.O., Steuben, Oneida Co., NY, p. 407, PN 177, 1368/1366, enumerated 11 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abram A Mowers 49 M   Farmer 1500 550 NY
Lydia Ann  " 39 F         "
Delos      " 19 M   Farm Laborer     "
Alzina     " 21 F         "
Rachael    " 16 F         "
Amy        " 14 F         "
Mengo      " 11 M         "
Lafayette  "  1 M         "
Elizabeth  " 79 F         "
Elizabeth is presumably Abram's widowed mother.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 32):  North Western P.O., Steuben, Oneida Co., NY, Roll M593_1059, p. 716B, PN 8, 65/65, enumerated 21 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Mowers Abram A 58 M W Farmer 1000 300 N York
   "   Lydia A 49 F W Keeps House     N York
   "   Amengo 20 M W Farm Laborer     N York
   "   Lafayette 11 M W       N York
   "   Mandana  7 F W       N York

6.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):¤
Census Place: Steuben, Oneida, New York
Source: FHL Film #1254903; NARA Film #T9-0903; Pg 188C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Abran A. MOWERS Self M M W 68 NY Retired Farmer NY NY
Lydia A. MOWERS Wife F M W 59 NY Keeping House Ontario Canada Germany
Menzo MOWERS Son M S W 30 NY Farmer NY NY
Susan E. MOWERS DauL F S W 26 NY   NY NY
Sopherina MOWERS GDau F S W 11M NY   NY NY
Lydia's mother was born in NY, at least according to her mother, Margaret (see Margaret's census records).

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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