b. circa 1821
- Abram Groesbeck was born circa 1821 in New York.
- He married A. E. (?) circa 1846.
- Abram Groesbeck and A. E. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, and also in the household three young male clerks.. Other members of the household included L. S. Groesbeck.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census.
- Green Wood did a lot of business with William Marsh Rice and Ebenezer B. Nichols: first, the Houston mercantile firm of Rice & Nichols, a large export and import business that supplied plantations and settlers inland with goods from New Orleans and New York and acted as banker for many of its customers; and later Houston firm Wm M. Rice & Co. (from their billhead, "groceries, provisions and liquors, drugs and medicines, iron, steel, nails, castings, rope, bagging, &c &c") and Galveston firm E. B. Nichols & Co. (cotton factors and commission merchants). It appears that Green shipped his cotton to Rice in Houston who passed it on to Nichols to be sold. At some point, Marsh turned his railroad interests over to his brother Frederick A. Rice and business associates Abram Groesbeck and W. R. Baker, and moved to New York City where he remained until his death.
- Last Edited: 28 Jan 2008