James H. Abraham

                 Goodspeed 1890

James H. Abraham is the well known and popular sheriff and collector of Clark County, Ark., and was born in La Fayette County, this state in 1851, being a son of James and Judith (Nash) Abraham, the former a kentuckian and the latter a Virginian. In 1834 they removed to Arkansas, the State at that time being a Territory, and located in La Fayette, County (now Miller County), being among the first settlers of that region. The father was a successful merchant prior to the war, but afterward became a tiller of the soil, and died in 1869. He had been captain of a company of Arkansas troops during the Rebellion. James H. Abraham assisted his father on the farm, but in 1868 bade adieu to his friends and came to Clark County, and began following the plow on his own account, which occupation continued to receive his attention for some time. He made an efficient constable for Caddo Township for four years, and for sixteen years served the county in the capacity of deputy sheriff, but in January 1888, was elected to his present office, and re-elected in 1889. He has discharged his duties in a very able manner, and no other officer of the county has more universal satisfaction or commands more respect than does Mr. Abraham. In connection with his office he is engaged in conducting his farm In Clark County, but is also the owner of 1,400 acres of fine land in the "lone Star State." He is a member of the Farmers' Alliance, the K. of P., and is a man of very genial and social disposition, esteemed and liked by all. In October, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Golden, by whom he has three children: Howard, George and Phoebe. His father was sheriff of La Fayette County, Ark. for twelve years. Obit. Arkansas Gazette 24 June 1917 Arkadelphia, June 23, 1917 Mrs. James H. Abraham aged 56, died at her home here this morning. She was the widow of the late James H. Abraham, for 24 years sheriff of Clark County, and had been a resident of this section practically all of her life. she is survived by five sons, Harold, Tom, Jim and Lucian, all of this city and Captain John Abraham of company C, first Regiment, ANC; Mesdames U.G. Kaufman and R.R. Hue of this city, and two brothers Will Golden of Texas and John Golden of this city, Funeral services will be at Rose Hill Cemetery tomorrow. The Rev. J. C. Williams of Prescott will officiate.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 124. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 02.28.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0132.HTM