Abram Garfield was born 28 December 1799 in Worcester, Otsego County, New York to Thomas Garfield (1773-1801) and Azeneth Cynthia Hill (1785-1851) and died 3 May 1833 Otsego County, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Ballou (1801-1888) 3 February 1820 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States.


Abram Garfield was the father of U.S. President James Abram Garfield (1831-1881).

Abram Garfield, known locally as a wrestler, died when Garfield was 18 months old. James Garfield was reared and cared for by his mother, Eliza (née Ballou), who said, "He was the largest babe I had and looked like a red Irishman." Garfield's parents joined the Church of Christ (also known at the time as Disciples of Christ), which profoundly influenced their son.


Offspring of Abram Garfield and Eliza Ballou (1801-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mehitable Garfield (1821-1911)
Thomas Garfield (1822-1910)
Mary Garfield (1824-1884)
James Ballou Garfield (1826-1829)
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) 19 November 1831 Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States 19 September 1881 Elberon, New Jersey, United States Lucretia Rudolph (1832-1918)



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