Life with Leo

November 20, 2009

The Sad Story of Abraham Adams

Filed under: Home History — fehlhaber @ 10:40 am

I’ve discovered a few nice things about researching this house, as opposed to researching my own family history.  For one, all the information is in one town, or at least one county.

Another thing is that any ghosts in the closet aren’t my own ghosts.  It might be my closet, though.

Abraham Adams lived up the road in a house that has since been moved.  His great-grandson, Samuel, built the addition on to this house in 1837.  But in 1771, Abraham killed himself.  It’s strange and horrifying to read this account published in the paper, but I find it very sympathetic.

Source: Essex Antiquarian, January 1898 (via my new best friend, Google Books)

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1 Comment »

  1. V. interesting. Depression = broken as to his reason and moral agency!

    Comment by Jenny — November 23, 2009 @ 10:17 am


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