Because they were always living on the frontier, not much is written down about Abraham (b. 1744). Most information comes from the first hand account of his son Amos and his account of the family history below. This has lead to confusion with other Abraham Harding's where people must find information but what they don't realize is there were many Abraham Hardings (31 different Harding families so far per Y-DNA!).
Quoted from our grandfather Amos Harding (son of Abraham, Jr) himself and the Harding bible: "Amos Harding, born in Orange Co., N. Y., March 10, 1764. Son of Abraham Harding, born near Waterford, Conn., in 1740. Son of Abraham Harding, born at Warwick, R. I., in 1720. (was a soldier in Revolutionary War) Son of Stephen Harding, born at Providence, R. I., 1681." (Amos quoted) "Grandfather came to Connecticut from Rhode Island in 1732, where my father (Abraham) was born. In 1762 they left Connecticut, and came to New York. The next year father married Hulda Tryon in Connecticut. I was born a year later. When I was 13 years old father and family and two uncles moved to Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. Here they all remained for many years. In 1778 when the Indians came down the river out family had gone to Jenkin's Fort which was in command of my uncle Stephen. We came back to the Valley in the fall and rebuilt our house and sheds. Father and I cleared a large tract of timber land and when I married Phoebe Tripp in 1784 he gave me one-half of this cleared land. We lived on the farm 16 years and then moved up into Susquehanna county in 1800, and remained there until 1820 when I moved here."
Information below is in reference to a different Abraham Harding that has nothing to do with this Abraham, son of Maj. Abraham Harding and Anna Dolson. It is perserved until it can be related to its proper profile In 1777 Abraham Harding Minor [Junior] presented a certificate from the Middleton Monthly Meeting to the Abington Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, recommending him to Abington Monthly Meeting, which was accepted.
In 1790 Abraham changed meetings, removing from Fallsington Monthly Meeting, Bucks county, Pennsylvania back to Middleton, Pennsylvania. "From our Monthly Meeting of Friends held at the Falls the 6th of the 10th mo [October] 1790. To the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Middletown. Dear Friends. Abraham Harding Jur having removed from amongst us to settle within the verge of your meeting hath thereupon requested our Certificate to join in Membership with you. Now these may certify on his behalf that upon the usual enquiry being made nothing appears to hinder our recommending him as a Member of our Society who hath settled his Affairs and is clear of Marriage Engagements amongst us, to your Christian care & notice, during his growth in the Truth & remain your Friends and Brethren. Signed in and by order of the above said Meeting by Joseph Taylor. A month earlier (September) there is a note in the Monthly Meeting Minutes to the effect that "Abraham Harding is off to Middleton".
On the 6th of the 2nd [February] 1806 Abraham applied for a certificate to allow him to remove from the Middleton Monthly Meeting to the Falls [Wyoming County, Pennsylvania] Monthly Meeting.
# Abraham Harding Junior's Find a Grave Memorial has a death date of 22 Oxt 1815, but in fact was entered without knowing where he is buried, so the date of death must come from some source other than tombstone or burial records. # John Harding, mariner, was appointed administrator of the estate of Abraham Harding on 29 May 1812, which means that the Abraham Harding who was John's brother died or was deemed to have died before 29 May 1812. # Abraham Harding's probate papers in the index to administrations for Bucks County, PA, has the date of 1813 # Abraham Harding appears in the Bucks County, PA tax records in Falls in 1815, but this could refer to taxes due from his estate rather than that he was still living. Falls appears to have changed counties at some point, from/to Bucks and Wyoming counties. When?
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