Thursday, January 17, 2013

Abraham Graffius 1756 – 1830

Abraham Grafius
Son of  Martin Nicholas & Anna Catherine Graffius
Birth Aug. 22, 1756 in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Jan. 20, 1830 in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
Married
Elisabeth Rothrock
Birth 1 Mar 1766 in Yorktown, York, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Aug. 18, 1845 in Williamsport City, Lycoming, Pennsylvania



Children:
Joseph Grafius 1784 – 1878
Jacob Graffius 1785 – 1844
Daniel Graffius 1787 – 1847
Elizabeth Graffius 1789 – 1860
Mary Graffius 1791 – 
Juliana Graffius 1804 – 
George Graffius 1811 – 1892


Timeline
1756 22 Aug - Birth
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States 

1783 17 Jun - Marriage to Elisabeth Rothrock
Age: 26
York, Pa. 

18 Apr 1784 - Baptism of Son Joseph

Name: Joseph Grafius
Birth Date: 9 Mar
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 18 Apr 1784
Baptism Place: York, York, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Abraham Grafius
Mother Name: Elisabet
Organization Name: Trinity United Church of Christ


1785 - Residence
Age: 29
York, York, Pennsylvania 


Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 about Abraham Graffius
Name: Abraham Graffius
Year: 1785
Town or Ward: York
County: York
Archive Rollname: 343

20 Nov 1785 - Baptism of Son Jacob

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Jacob Grafius
Name: Jacob Grafius
Birth Date: 15 Oct
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 20 Nov 1785
Baptism Place: York, York, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Abraham Grafius
Mother Name: Elisabet
Organization Name: Trinity United Church of Christ

1788 -Residence
Age: 32
York, York, Pennsylvania 

1793 - Residence
Age: 37
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States 


Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 about Abraham Graffius
Name: Abraham Graffius
Residence Year: 1793
Residence Place: York, York, Pennsylvania

13 Aug 1797 -Baptism of Daughter Catharina

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Catharina Grafius
Name: Catharina Grafius
Birth Date: 6 Jul
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 13 Aug 1797
Baptism Place: York, York, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Abraham Grafius
Mother Name: Elisab Grafius
Organization Name: Trinity United Church of Christ

1798 - Residence
Age: 42
1st District, York, Pennsylvania, United States 


Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 about Abraham Graffius
Name: Abraham Graffius
County: York
Locality: 1st District

1800 - Residence
Age: 44
York, York, Pennsylvania 


1800 United States Federal Census about Abraham Graffius
Name: Abraham Graffius
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): York, York, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
Number of Household Members: 13

1806 - Son William Is Baptized
Son William Baptized Records of Trinity Reformed Church, City of York, York County, Pennsylvania, 1801-1853

1810 - Residence
Age: 54
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania 
Moved to Williamsport, Lycoming County Pa

1810 -Occupation
Age: 54
Market Square, Williamsport, Lycoming County PA 
Abraham started a tin ware business on Market Square

1817 - Appointed Commissioner
Age: 61
Lycoming County, PA, USA 
134. An act to incorporate a company to make a turnpike road from Berwick, Columbia county, to Williamsport, Lycoming county. That JOHN BORROWS, ABRAHAM GRAFIUS, JONATHAN SMITH, BENJAMIN WARNER of Lycoming county, and JOHN BROWN, DAVID C.

1820 - Residence
Age: 64
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States 

1820 United States Federal Census about Abraham Grafius

Name: Abraham Grafius
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Number of Persons - Engaged in Commerce: 2
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

1830 20 Jan - Death
Age: 73

Grafius, Abraham - comments: Pvt. PA Militia Rev. War; location: Washington Blvd. Cemetery, Williamsport

(I have not yet been able to locate any Revolutionary War records for Abraham)


Research:

"In fact Thomas Updegraff and Abraham Grafius each married an Elizabeth Rothrock who were cousins in York. " From Letters In The Attic





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