Abraham was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1749. In 1772 he married Lucy Perry. The couple had one child, Abraham JR, born in 1774. Abraham served two enlistments in the Revolutionary War serving in Rhode Island. Lucy died in 1777 and he married Silence Ingersol three years later. They had three more children in Sudbury before building a house here at the outlet of Long Pond 1783. The couple had six more children here.

Like many in those days, Abraham was an enterprising man. He had a 250-acre farm on the west side of the brook that drained Long Pond (Lake Nubansuit) and established a sawmill at the outlet. (E-3-6)  Silence (1800) and Abraham (!804) died on the place and are buried in the village cemetery.

The farm was sold to Ezra Sheldon who built his “new house” just west of the Goodenow farmhouse. (E-3-3) The mill was sold to the Howard family.